Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCCXIX

Picture 2 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.

2526. Shreveport, La. May 9. 26-year-old man struck and killed by a maroon vehicle which fled the scene.

2527. Mason City, Minn. May 10. 43-year-old man suffers minor injuries when struck by a newer body style car, with a shiny finish, in either a gray or silver color, which fled the scene.

2528. Ogden, Utah. May 10. 6-year-old boy riding a bicycle injured when struck by a blue and silver 1990s Dodge Ram pickup which fled the scene.

2529. La Marque, Texas. May 7. Man who is mentally challenged because of a brain injury injured when struck by a white, four-door car which fled the scene.

2530. North Hollywood, Cal., May 11. Woman in her 50s struck and killed by a four-door sedan which fled the scene.

2531. Battle Ground, Oreg. May 8. 22-year-old woman found dead on the side of the road; hit-and-run by unidentified vehicle suspected.

2532. Fort Bragg, Cal. May 11. 42-year-old man struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

2533. Largo, Fla. May 11. Pedestrian suffers serious injuries after being struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

2534. Hartford, Ct. May 12. Woman critically injured when struck by a dark SUV which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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No charges have been filed against anyone involved in a bizarre hit-and-run incident Tuesday afternoon that apparently started as an argument between an estranged husband and wife about which gubernatorial candidate to vote for.

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CORPUS CHRISTI – The 27-year-old man hit while riding his scooter last night along Waldron Road remains in intensive care this afternoon. A friend of Denis Vrdoljak says both of his lungs were punctured, multiple ribs were broken, he has severe trauma to his head and bleeding on his brain.

Police say Vrdoljak was hit in the 2600 block of Waldron, but he was dragged six city blocks away where witnesses stopped a suspected drunk driver and held her until police arrived. We’re told the victim was leaving a friend’s apartment when he was rear-ended.

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NEW ORLEANS – After a motorcycle driver lost control, his passenger was ejected into oncoming traffic where she was fatally hit by a car that kept going, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

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A Santa Rosa man pleaded guilty Thursday to a crosswalk hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old boy and rekindled the debate about unlicensed drivers.

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A teenager was sprawled in the middle of East Beck Street, “gasping for air” after being hit by a car that was allegedly driven by her ex-boyfriend, a Nogales police officer told a judge this week.

“I tried to speak with her. She was making gurgling sounds,” Basilio Angulo, the first Nogales police officer to respond to the March 1 hit-and-run, testified on Wednesday.

The victim, 18-year-old Zuaysy Gisel Terrazas-Vasquez, was pronounced dead at a Tucson hospital a few hours after being hit. Her alleged killer, Gerardo A. Moraga-Platt, also 18, allegedly fled the scene and into Mexico, where he was captured nearly a month later.

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Prosecutors say Manago was thrown 153 feet, nearly half the length of a football field, upon impact.
Curtis’s attorney asked for a deferred acceptance plea prior to sentencing, saying Curtis thought his vehicle collided with a pig.

“We will never know if you were drinking on Dec. 17, 2010 but I want to you believe, you did not hit an animal, you hit my son Zach,” said Daphne Manago.

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Police this afternoon identified a man who was killed Saturday after being hit by another vehicle while changing a tire in Northeast El Paso.

Richard Lopez, 26, of the 10700 block of Vista Del Sol, had pulled his Honda Civic over at mile post 22 on Spur 601 East when he was hit just after 4 a.m., law enforcement officials said.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Raymundo Carranza, 45, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of accident involving personal injury or death. His bond was set at $25,000.

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Sheriffs have arrested a man suspected of a hit-and-run that wound up killing a pedestrian in a wheelchair in Flinn Springs Friday night.

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY – A woman suspected of abducting her 3-year-old granddaughter and driving into the child’s great-grandmother turned herself in to police Friday, authorities said.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Fairfax, Va.; Shreveport, La. (separate from story in roundup); San Antonio, Texas; Lee County, Fla.; Lincoln, Neb.; Palmetto, Fla.; Lenox Twp., Mich.; Asheville, NC; Shockoe Bottom, Va.; Ocala, Fla.; Grass Valley, Cal.; Concord, NH; Oakland, Cal.; New Orleans, La.; Durham, NC; Green Bay, Wisc.; Janesville, Wisc.

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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