Police release names in Dick's Sporting Goods crash

Store is now open
Tom Jackson
Aug 1, 2014

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.
The store is now open for business.

See photos of the store from Friday morning HERE

A man and woman injured after their vehicle crashed into Dick's Sporting Goods Thursday night were both reported in good condition Friday afternoon.

Charles A. Hacker, 78, and Dianne E. Hacker, 74, both of 1500 block of Timber Lake Lane, were listed in good condition Friday afternoon at Firelands Regional Medical Center, a spokeswoman said.

Read the original story HERE

Charles Hacker was behind the wheel when the couple's 2006 Cadillac DTS Sedan crashed into Dick's Sporting Goods, 4000 block of Milan Road, at 8:53 p.m. Thursday, according to a report the Perkins Police Department released Friday. 

Police at the scene said they believed Charles Hacker may have suffered from a medical condition that caused the crash, and the report states that alcohol use isn't suspected.

No one in the store was injured, police said. 



Little ditty about Chuck and Dianne,
Driving through Dick's as fast as they can
Chuckie gonna be a race car star
Dianne holding on, passenger of Chuckie's car.


Even though there is some humor to your post, I think it belongs under someone who was using stupidity while behind a wheel. This man had health issues and most likely would have done anything in his power to avoid this situation. If I was family I would be slightly offended to your lack of care.....


Dick, that is truly in poor taste. Mocking someone (elderly people mind you) who was injured in a crash that was (likely) caused by a medical condition is PATHETIC. How have you not be banned from this site?


Pretty funny Richard Tracey.


Geez everyone. The folks were not injured. Chill out! I am sure Dick Tracey would not have written his song if there had been any bad injuries.


Since it says they are in good condition, I find this humorous :)


me too !


Dick, stick to investigative bloggings. Enjoy them but your humor not so much.....triggered spam filter what I wanted to say


People are so sensitive now! Chill out! I'm sure Chuck will look back on this and crack a joke or two himself, ONLY because nobody was injured. This post was hilarious!

Mama K

You made me smile this AM, DickTracey:)


The people have spoken.

DickTracey 8

Haters. 3


Prayers going out to the both of them and their families. Sounds like they are going to be ok, and thank God no one else was injured.


They were the operators of the Wagon Wheel restaurant on Cleveland Road west of Herman's Furniture for a number of years. Thank God they and no one in the store was hurt seriously. Praying for their swift recovery.

The Answer Person



Yes, because noone under the age of "SENIOR" has ever had a medical emergency. Guess noone has ever suffered from a stroke, seizure or heart attack at 30, 40 or 50? Yes it is not as frequent but it does happen. So what age do you suggest for these annual tests? 20? 30? I mean my family has a history of heart disease, high blood pressure and heart attacks, so I guess we just shouldn't drive at all?


Actually it should be required every five years starting at 16. Who says we remain good drivers for the rest of our lives once we get our initial license. At every 5 year period there should also be a drug test.


im a strong supporter of drug testing. if somebody has drugs, i want to test them..


I own stock in a drug testing and private prison corporation and I agree very strongly in what you have to say dear sir of great knowledge and thought!




Wheres your data to support your ridiculous post Answer?


APerson is right. Florida finally did something about oldsters driving badly. It can't come soon enough here.


What did Florida do?


This man has a big ego for him to still be driving knowing he has medical issues. It's out of his hands now as he stands to lose his license for this incident. I see people who can barely walk get in their vehicles and drive, like their handicap is not going to effect their motor skills. Stupid choice and expensive lesson. I imagine his insurance company will drop them.


And you know he knew he had medical issues?


"When I die, I want to die in my sleep...like my grandpa. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car." Too early?


"When I die, I want to die in my sleep...like my grandpa. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car." Too early?


I'm telling you, the harder I pushed the brake, the faster I went! It wasn't me, it was the car!


Lay off about it.


Sounds like he might be one of the 50 million Americans who have Epileptic Silent Seizures. Please note - a very large majority of those having these type seizures don 't know they are even having them. See a Neurologist.


One of my friends was working there that night and she was missed by just a few inches, tonight she saw the store video and said she's celebrating life. Good advice for all of us, you never know when your appointed time will arrive.