Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCCIII

04/11/2012
By

Brian Herrera-Ramirez

Brian Herrera-Ramirez

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.

2441. Waynesboro, Va. April 7. 56-year-old woman struck and killed by a silver vehicle which fled the scene.

2442. Wesley Chapel, NC. April 7. 22-year-old man struck and killed by a silver Lexus RX-350 SUV which fled the scene (but has since been located by police).

2443-44. Helena, Mont. Easter Sunday. 50-year-old man killed and friend with whom he was walking injured when struck by three unidentified vehicles, the first of which fled the scene.

2445. Austin, Texas. April 7. Man struck and killed by a silver or white Honda which fled the scene.

2446. Waterloo, Iowa. April 9. 59-year-old woman struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

2447. Lauderhill, Fla. Easter Sunday. 67-year-old man struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

2448. Toppenish, Wash. Easter Sunday. 18-year-old man injured when struck by a silver or grey car, possibly a Honda, which fled.

Related stories:

The Chicago Tribune nabs another one:
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U.S. authorities have located international fugitive Kyung Ho Song in his native South Korea, more than a decade after he fled Cook County to avoid being tried for drunken driving and reckless homicide in an accident that killed a 43-year-old single mother.

And I quote (I)…

An 8-year-old Staten Island boy rescued from a killer hit-and-run driver by his grandmother says he tried to save her life as the speeding SUV barreled toward them.

“I just put my hand out and said, ‘Stop!’ but the car didn’t listen to me,” Brian Herrera-Ramirez, wearing a hospital gown and a haunted look, told the Daily News. “I think (the driver) was talking to somebody.”

And I quote (II)…

San Diego police Sunday sought the driver of a brown Honda Civic who fled after his car struck a moped, leaving the rider with an open leg fracture.

The 2004-2007 Honda Civic was driven by a heavy-set man in his 40s. He was headed east on Imperial Avenue about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, San Diego police Officer David Stafford said.

Susanna-Schick-blog-photo And I quote (III)…

“As of Sunday night, no one from the department has apparently made any attempt to speak to speak to Schick. And her family has no information to indicate that the police even responded to the wreck that left her lying face down and unconscious on one of the Downtown’s busiest streets for as long as 10 to 15 minutes.”

And I quote (IV)…

BREMERTON — A man arrested for a hit-and-run Sunday after crashing his vehicle into a building and driving off told officers he might have had an epileptic seizure.

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And I quote (V)…

RENO, NV – A 73-year-old man in a wheelchair has died following a hit-and-run Sunday night in downtown Reno.

Police now say he’s been identified as 73-year-old Darren Bray.

Reno police say it was an anonymous witness’s tip that led them to make an arrest just hours later.

RPD says 42-year-old Sharlene Depolo hit Bray on Center St. around 10pm. Police say Depolo then fled the scene. Depolo was later arrested and charged with hit and run causing injury.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Cleveland, Ohio; Mount Olivet, Ky.; Carbondale, Ill.; Des Moines, Iowa; Ulster, NY, Detroit, Mich.

More hit-and-run stories, including every volume of Hit-and-Run America (in reverse order), are accessible from this linked page. (The full Volume-by-Volume list will appear sporadically from now on.)

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