Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCCLXXXVIII

Escondido


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.

3113. Queens, NY. Nov. 3. 45-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3114. Lower Allen Twp., Pa. Nov. 3. 19-year-old man suffers minor injuries when struck by a black SUV which fled the scene.

3115. Charlotte, NC. Nov. 4. Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by a red or burgundy SUV which fled the scene.

3116. Chicago, Ill. Nov. 3. 20-year-old man struck and killed by a Mercury Grand Marquis which fled the scene.

3117. Leominster, Mass. Nov. 4. 13-year-old boy on bike injured when struck by a minivan or SUV which fled the scene.

3118. Dayton, Ohio. Nov. 3. 42-year-old man killed when struck by a silver and brown SUV which fled the scene.

3119. Baton Rouge, La. Nov. 4. 26-year-old man critically injured when struck by a silver or light-colored 1999 to 2002 Honda Accord EX which fled the scene.

3120. Los Angeles, Cal. Nov. 5. 25-year-old man injured when struck by a dark BMW with no (or European) plates which fled the scene.

3121. Lubbock, Texas. Nov. 3. 41-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3122. Staunton, Va. Nov. 5. 79-year-old man injured when struck by a Nissan which fled the scene; driver ran, someone found nearby with bloody clothing.

3123. Des Plaines, Ill. Nov. 5. 53-year-old man on bicycle struck and killed by an unidentified (but left pieces of wreckage behind) vehicle which fled the scene.

3124. Oakley, Cal. Nov. 4. Man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3125. Columbia, Mo. Nov. 5. Woman injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene. (UPDATE: Driver surrenders.)

3126. North Lauderdale, Fla. Nov. 6. 49-year-old woman injured when struck by a 2001 to 2005 silver Chrysler Town and Country minivan which fled the scene.

3127. Sparks, Nev. Nov. 8. Man struck and killed by a pearl white car or SUV which fled the scene.

3128-29. Reno, Nev. Nov. 8. Two pedestrians suffer serious injuries when struck by a black sedan which fled the scene.

3130. Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 8. 25-year-old man fatally struck by a white Chevy pickup truck which fled the scene.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

A 54-year-old Baltimore woman was charged with hitting a pedestrian on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park Thursday and driving away, Anne Arundel County police said Saturday..

Robin L. Sears, of the 1600 block of Ceddox Street, hit Michael J. Diegel, 57, of Severn, with her gold 2001 Chevrolet Venture van at 12:37 a.m. Thursday, police said. Diegel, of the 1200 block of Thomson Avenue, is in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma.

And I quote (II)…

ESCONDIDO — A little more than three months ago, Celia Gomez watched an SUV slam into her husband — the force tossing and spinning him into the air. She heard the crunch and saw her husband land face down on an Escondido street.

The driver didn’t stop.

Less than two hours after the hit-and-run crash, her husband of 50 years was dead.

Escondido police have run out of leads as they try to determine who was driving the SUV in the crash that killed Carlos Gomez Pantoja, 67. They are hoping someone will come forward.

And I quote (III)…

A 20-year-old suspect in a deadly hit-and-run in Douglas County bonded out of jail as her father made an emotional apology to the victim’s family.

And I quote (IV)…

After a witness gave a description of a damaged vehicle seen driving in the area, an officer located a car at Steele Lane and Range Avenue matching that description, with major damage to its front end and windshield. Police stopped the car and found evidence linking the car and its driver to the hit-and-run collision.

Hit-and-run scumbag Ashley Chavez

May these six people sizzle in hell for eternity.
And I quote (V)…

Chavez, 23, pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to more than six years in prison for killing pedestrian Nancy Schoeffler, then drawing friends and family into the most elaborate hit-and-run cover-up that police investigators said they’ve ever seen.

Five other people were sentenced to jail terms ranging from 10 to 60 days for helping Chavez conceal her crime and fix her car with replacement parts they secretly drove in from as far off as San Diego.


And I quote
(VI)…

A pedestrian struck by a hit-and-run driver on Jog Road has died and police are still looking for the suspect vehicle and driver. Greenacres (Fla.) Police report Leonard Eaton, 69, died Friday of injuries he suffered in the incident.

And I quote (VII)…

“That was a human being you hit,” she told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench. “He was not a dog. I’m asking you please turn yourself in. You took a lot, not just from me, but from this family. I just lost my Mom. If you can’t do it for anybody else, do it for her.”


And I quote
(VIII)…

MILWAUKEE – Douglas Davis wore an Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers jersey to the sentencing that will impact years of his life.

As part of a probation sentence, Judge Charles Kahn ordered Davis to serve just four months in Milwaukee County corrections facilities with work and school release privileges.

Davis earlier plead guilty to a hit-and-run. He admitted he drove off after striking Alverno College student Mai Kaw Xiong on Milwaukee’s East Side.

And I quote (IX)…

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It’s not very often that you hear about a suspect returning to a crime scene, but that’s what police said one Louisville man did and now he’s behind bars.

Travis Beaty, 29, is accused of being involved in a hit and run in his own neighborhood. Police said the Mt. Washington man he’s accused of hitting with his car is at University Hospital with severe head trauma and other injuries. Police said he was found unconscious on the ground.

And I quote (X)…

Three weeks had passed since Watertown police Officer Frederick E. March investigated a hit-and-run accident; then Tuesday afternoon, he saw the drive-off vehicle he was looking for being driven on West Main Street.

And I quote (XI)…

BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) – Police say they expect to file charges against the driver who left the scene after hitting a western Pennsylvania gun shop owner who was leaving his business in a wheelchair.

And I quote (XII)…

A 93-year-old Sonoma man was struck in a crosswalk and killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday while attempting to traverse the busy street on his motorized scooter.
The suspected driver, an 80-year-old Boyes Hot Springs man, had recently lost his license because he failed a driving test, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

And I quote (XIII)…

SAN FRANCISCO — The family of a homeless man who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood in May is asking for the public’s help in finding a way to get him back to their home in Alabama.

Selester “Les” Rowe, 62, was hit by an SUV the night of May 12 at the busy intersection where Columbus Avenue meets Stockton and Green streets, police said.

And I quote (XIV)…

Nineteen-year-old Brenda Nazario, of Bear, Del., was arrested and charged with a deadly hit-and-run involving two female UPS workers on the morning of September 25.

Police say Maria Eldreth, 52, of Wilmington and Judith Johnson, 67, of Newark, were on their way to work at the UPS warehouse on Lake Drive in the Pencader Corporate Center in Glasgow when they were struck from behind by a vehicle.

And I quote (XV)…

Allston locals are supporting Brenda Wynne, co-owner of Stingray Body Art, as she recovers from a hit-and-run incident on Halloween that left her in the intensive care unit.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Broken Arrow, Okla.; Winter Haven, Fla.; Negaunee, Mich.; Long Beach, Cal
; Charles Co., Va.; American Canyon, Cal.; Waupaca, Wisc.; Irwindale, Cal.; Tuscumbia, Tenn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hanford, Cal.; El Paso, Texas.

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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