Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCCXXI

05/17/2012
By

Aliya Hamilton

Aliya Hamilton

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.

1542. Austin, Texas. May 15. Pedestrian killed when struck by a 2007 Mazda SUV which fled the scene but was caught nearby.

1543. Dublin, Cal. May 15. Bicyclist believed to be 55-to-60-years-old dies after being struck by a black 2010 or 2011 Mercedes-Benz which fled the scene.

1544. Chicago, Ill. May 16. Woman seriously injured when struck by a maroon Saturn which fled the scene.

1545. Framingham, Mass. May 16. 21-year-old man injured when possibly struck by a tan or beige sedan that may have been in the area.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

The family of Max Torres is not looking for revenge. In fact, they want to offer forgiveness to whoever was behind the wheel of the white Chevrolet Traverse SUV that hit his motorcycle Friday afternoon, then left the scene of the accident.

And I quote (II)…

The man was being chased west on I-82 by the driver of another vehicle he had struck earlier in Wapato, troopers said.

After hitting the stop sign, the man fled on foot, and jumped into the Yakima River in the Parker area to avoid police.

Authorities launched a rescue boat, but the man safely made it out of the river. He entered and exited the river again as authorities pursued him, the State Patrol said.

And I quote (III)…

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Police have arrested the suspect they say fled a hit and run crash that destroyed 12-15 cemetery headstones.
Officers took 22-year-old Brandon Michael Jackson into custody just after before 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. He’s charged with 1 count each of Failure to Report an Accident involving property damage, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a license. He was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond.
Jackson is a former running back for ECU. He was kicked off the team back in 2010.

And I quote (IV)…

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a suspicious car fire that occurred Monday on Foxen Canyon Road in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident Sunday at the interchange of Highways 101 and 166.

And I quote (V)…

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Police say a driver sought after three people were run over during an East Texas fight has been located after seeking medical help.

Tyler police on Tuesday did not immediately disclose charges or how the female driver was hurt during the parking lot brawl.

Investigators say two men and a different woman were seriously injured early Monday in a fight involving nearly a dozen people. Police say a woman driving an SUV ran over the victims before speeding away.

And I quote (VI)…

Saying he is “not at all happy with the initial investigation,” Ansonia Police Chief Kevin Hale said his department has relaunched a probe into a hit-and-run crash that left an Ansonia teenager seriously injured last year.

The development comes after the woman’s mother took to social media last month to ask why police hadn’t done more to look into the case.

“They’re upset,” Hale said Wednesday. “And they have a right to be.”

69968837 And I quote (VII)…

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Police are searching for a driver who slammed into a high-end car body shop in the South Robertson area and then ran away.

The accident happened just before 4 a.m. at Specialty Craft Car in the 1800 block of South La Cienega Boulevard.

Police say a Lincoln Towncar crashed into the body shop, damaging a Ferrari and a Lamborghini inside.

And I quote (VIII)…

The driver of a brown SUV gunned it to make a quick left across two lanes of general traffic plus a bike lane on Dexter Ave last July. But PATH photographer Mike Wang was traveling in the bike lane at that moment, and the driver struck Wang, killing him. After stopping for a moments, the driver of the vehicle fled.

The case remains unsolved.

Now, the Taiwanese Association of Greater Seattle is offering a $6,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Richland, Wash.; Mondovi, Wisc.; Las Vegas, Nev.

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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