Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCCLIX

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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.

2984. Leicester, Vt. Sept. 3. Girl struck and injured by a blue minivan which fled the scene.

2985. Hamilton, NJ. Aug. 29. 58-year-old man injured when struck by a blue Honday which fled the scene.

2986. Prescott, Ariz. Sept. 5. 38-year-old man seriously injured when struck by a dark-colored sedan which fled the scene.

2987. Irving, Texas. Sept. 2. 52-year-old man struck and killed by what evidence indicates is an Ford F-150 which fled the scene.

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Your scumbag Red Bull hit-and-run scion update

BANGKOK—A deadly hit-and-run accident in Bangkok allegedly involving the scion of one of the country’s richest families has fueled public anger over the privileges granted to the wealthy in Thailand.

Bangkok police say the grandson of the founder of the Red Bull drinks empire was behind the wheel of a Ferrari that struck and killed a policeman in Bangkok on Monday. He was arrested after the hit-and-run accident that the city’s police chief says was initially covered up, with a false suspect turned in.

Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27 years old, allegedly drove a gray Ferrari that hit and killed Police Senior Sgt. Maj. Wichian Klanprasert, 48, early Monday morning.

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Davie police Wednesday said a vehicle and driver that may be linked to the hit-and-run crash that killed an 86-year-old woman have been identified.

On Monday, police said, Rita Chiero, who was using a walker, was ambling through her gated senior living community when she was was fatally struck from behind.

Police haven’t detailed what led investigators to the car and the driver but say the vehicle is at the Davie Police Department for processing and the driver is cooperating with investigators.

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HIGHLAND PARK, Pa. — According to police, the man accused of hitting a stop sign, a University of Pittsburgh professor riding a bicycle and another vehicle in Pittsburgh neighborhoods Tuesday night was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Chicago police today issued a community alert asking the public to help them find the driver of a dump truck that killed a 72-year-old woman crossing the street blocks from her home on Aug. 24.
The vehicle was described by witnesses as a red or white landscaping-type dump truck. The driver was described as a man in his 40s with a heavy build and a goatee.

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An Oklahoma City man police suspect of driving under the influence is also being accused of trying to bribe a witness. Roger Neal Moore, 55, was arrested just before 10 p.m. on Sept. 4, according to police. Richard Wellen, 60, told officers he was driving when he was hit by Moore at South Eastern Avenue and Interstate 240.

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POLICE are still investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Brooklyn after they released a man they had in custody Thursday morning, police sources said.

Daniel Rosado, 40, of Greenwood, was mowed down as he crossed the street at Flatbush Ave. near Hawthorne St. in Prospect-Lefferts about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, cops said.

Peterson Bonaventure, 34, was in custody, but charges against him were ultimately voided. Cops could not immediately say why he was let go.

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BRIDGEPORT — The bystander who stopped Christina Ayala as she fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident warned a 911 dispatcher the legislative candidate could drive off again and also said she may have been under the influence of alcohol.

“You need to hurry because, listen, she has kids in the car. She may be intoxicated,” Kenneth Stokes, of Stratford, said in the emergency phone call following Ayala’s Aug. 14 collision, released through a Freedom of Information Act request to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers on Tuesday.

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A 15-year-old East Atlantic Beach girl who planned to celebrate her Sweet 16 later this week will now undergo multiple surgeries after she was hit by a drunk driver and dragged several feet.

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Cassandra Faustini took a job as a bike messenger to help make ends meet. After getting rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver last year, she tried to report the crash to a police officer, who refused to take her statement.
One year later, she’s joining other New Yorkers to demand reforms to the way NYPD and its Accident Investigation Squad handle crashes – and she’s asking for people to take part in a day of online action on September 17.

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The 35-year-old Volusia County man who is accused of fleeing from the scene of an accident where one person was badly hurt is on the run again, authorities say.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Pineville, La.; Hoosick, NY; Austin, Texas; Schenectady, NY; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Chicago.

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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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