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Police: 55-year-old man dies almost month after being hit by car in Avondale

The man was originally hit on Aug. 24
Avondale hit-and-run
Posted at 6:12 AM, Aug 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-15 12:06:04-04

CINCINNATI — A 55-year-old man has died after being struck by a car in Avondale on Aug. 24.

According to Cincinnati police, Richard Tavares was struck just before 9 p.m. Aug. 24 on the 3400 block of Reading Road.

Police said he was standing in the middle of the road and not at a crosswalk when he was struck.

He was taken to UC Health with life-threatening injuries. Tavares died Thursday due to his injuries.

Investigators said the car that hit him fled the scene, and CPD still has not identified any suspects.

At the time of the incident, Reading Road was shut down northbound and southbound between Cleveland Avenue and Blair Avenue for nearly four hours for the investigation, police said.

Any witnesses to this crash are asked to call the Cincinnati Police Department's Traffic Unit at 513-352-2514.

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