November 28, 2014


Man injured in fight involving a hammer in Westlake intersection

WESTLAKE — One person was taken to the hospital after an altercation with a hammer in the middle of the street.

Multiple people called 911 at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to report two men beating each other in the intersection at Columbia and Detroit roads in Westlake.

A female caller reported that a motorcyclist pulled up next to a truck and knocked on the truck’s window, according to a 911 recording of the incident. The caller said the occupant of the truck got out of the truck and hit the motorcyclist over the head with a hammer.

“A man hit another man with a hammer in front of me on the street,” the caller tells the dispatcher.

According to callers, both individuals returned to their vehicles to leave the scene.

A 60-year-old Westlake man was transported to St. John Medical Center for treatment of a shoulder injury, according to Westlake Police Capt. Guy Turner.

A 56-year-old Avon man was interviewed about the incident, Turner said.

The incident remains under investigation. The case will be presented the city prosecutor for review.


  • rlm_Lorain

    Time to grow up you morons…..

  • MZee

    nice to see the headline doesn’t sensationalize it by using the word “biker”.

    Had the “biker” been the one using the hammer… gotta wonder if it would be used in the headline.

  • SamT

    All owners of hammers must register them and immediate background checks with a two day waiting period.

  • momof4

    really!! now matter how mad you get…who the heck starts wielding a hammer!? that is assault with a deadly weapon!!! that guys deserves jail time,REALLY