Hit-and-Run America (Updated Monday morning)

Ret. state trooper, hit-and-run fatality

Ret. state trooper, hit-and-run fatality

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously.

94. San Bernardino, Cal. Feb. 19. 19-year-old bicyclist struck, killed and his brother critically injured by “possibly a white Pontiac or Chysler vehicle from 2000 or earlier. Police say the vehicle likely sustained front-end damage around the license plate or windshield areas.”
95. Herkimer County, NY. Feb. 20. 21-year-old woman struck, killed by what “could be a silver Toyota, but they do not know the make or model. The vehicle should have front-end damage to the driver’s side.”
96. Owensboro, Ky. Feb. 19. Wheelchair-bound 56-year-old struck and killed by unidentified vehicle.
97. Macon, Ga. Feb. 19. 57-year-old man struck, severely injured by unidentified car.
98. Olympia, Wash. Feb. 20. 23-year-old woman hospitalized after being struck by “a 1990s model white or silver Honda with a rear wing or spoiler. It was said to have three to four occupants in it at the time. The car left at a high rate of speed.”
99. Chicago. Feb. 20. Five hurt when “two-door Toyota convertible” strikes two taxis and then pedestrians before fleeing.
100. Wolf Creek Twp., Pa. Feb. 19. Retired Pennsylvania state trooper (pictured) struck, killed by a tractor-trailer.
101. San Diego. Feb. 19. 35-year-old woman struck, killed by “a high-profile vehicle, such as a pickup, rather than a station wagon. The vehicle is missing a part of its right front bumper, and the front window on the right side is broken. The vehicle also might have red paint on it from the victim’s car. The driver was described as white, in his 50s, with white or gray curly hair.”
102. New York City. Feb. 22. 22-year-old woman who works in Mayor Bloomberg’s office declared brain dead and friend seriously injured after being struck by an Acura that was found abandoned.
103. Manchester, NH. Feb. 20. 69-year-old man critically injured after being struck by “an older model Dodge Caravan or other Chrysler product.”
104. Jamestown, NY. Feb. 19. 11-year-old struck and injured by unidentified car.

Related stories:
Here’s one about a case from Green Bay in which “gang retaliation” is possibly a motivation for hit-and-run dueling.
Here’s one about a hit-and-run causing an old lady to attack a 14-year-old boy. Awesome.
Here’s a great story about hit-and-run victim giving successful chase to hit-and-run pill-poppin’ suspect.

The list: Nos. 1-17, 18-24, 25-30, 31-39, 40-43, 44-56, 57-64, 65-72, 73-78, 79-82, 83-88, 89-93, 94-104.

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