Police recovered a Lincoln Continental that they believe was involved in the New Year’s Day hit-and-run accident that left a 46-year-old Warren man in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
The car, which had no license plate and had a severely dented and broken windshield in front of the driver’s side, was towed from the driveway of an abandoned house at 175 York Street NW at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
A man rehabbing a house nearby said he asked neighbors about the car, and they said it had been in the driveway for about three days.
The car was parked next to the abandoned house and close to its unattached garage, somewhat hiding the damage to the front of the car.
The house at 175 York is at the end of a row of about eight abandoned homes scheduled for demolition.
Harold Rice of Scott Street Northeast has undergone several surgeries and is in critical condition in St. Elizabeth Health Center after the 2:48 a.m. accident on Tod Avenue Northwest at Summit Street. He suffered several broken bones and other injuries. Police said it appeared Rice was traveling by bicycle south on Tod, and the car that hit him was traveling west on Summit when the collision occurred.
Rice was found 150 feet away from his shoes and his bicycle. A license plate was found near the location where Rice was struck, police said.
It belonged to a 2000 beige Lincoln. A Warren police report said the owner of the car was unknown. Police had not made any arrests in the case as of Friday afternoon, said Lt. Jeff Cole of the Warren Police Department.