Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCCXXVI

Tomball-hit-and-run-pic 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.

2574. Milwaukee, Wisc. May 26. Pedestrian comatose after being struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.m

2575. Chicago. May 26. 4-year-old girl critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene, but the driver later surrendered.

2576. Newark, Del. May 26. 24-year-old woman suffers serious injuries when struck by a silver Jeep which fled the scene.

2577. New Iberia, La. May 25. 39-year-old woman struck and killed by what may have been a “small Ford vehicle” which fled the scene.

2578. Houston. May 27. Man hospitalized after being struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

2579. Arnold, Pa. May 27. 12-year-old girl suffers non-life-threatening injuries when struck by a white Chevy SUV which fled the scene; the driver later ditched the car.

2580. Dennis Twp., NJ. May 27. Bicyclist suffers non-life-threatening head injury when struck by a white SUV which fled the scene.

2581. Oak Cliff, Texas. May 27. 52-year-old woman struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

2582. Eugene, Oreg. May 26. 54-year-old bicyclist killed after being struck by two vehicles, a white Ford passenger vehicle among them. “A witness stated that when a driver stopped to help the man, another passing vehicle hit and injured the man further. An emergency medical team transported the man to a local hospital where he later died.”

2583-84. Centennial, Colo. Memorial Day. Police officer and driver he’d pulled over critically injured when struck by a white Nissan SUV which fled the scene.

4fc3564136502.image 2585. Mt. Holly, NJ. May 26. 16-year-old male struck and killed by a driver who, after fleeing, was captured.

2586. San Diego, Cal. May 27. Man suffers head trauma when struck by a dark-colored, possibly dark blue, pick-up truck, which fled the scene.

2587. Salinas, Cal. May 27. 14-year-old girl suffers major injuries when struck by a white Toyota Camry or a similar Honda sedan which fled the scene.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

A 31-year-old man was dragged several blocks after an SUV struck his motorcyle and seriously injured a 21-year-old woman in the city’s Feltonville section, police said.

The two victims, who were not identified by authorities, were stopped near A Street and Wyoming Avenue when the SUV rear-ended their motorcycle shortly after 11 p.m. Friday.

The man was dragged several blocks by the SUV and found at 4600 Tampa St., police said. He was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. The woman was ejected, broke her pelvis, and received injuries to both legs, police said. She was transported to Einstein Hospital and listed in stable condition.

And I quote (II)…

Police are investigating Wednesday’s hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Isenberg and Date streets as a negligent homicide case.

The victim, identified as 38-year-old Ricky Donre of Honolulu, died Saturday night at the Queen’s Medical Center, and after suffering what police described as “critical, massive head injuries” when the mo-ped he was operating was struck by a silver Nissan.

And I quote (III)…

Jurors in the Dr. James G. Corasanti manslaughter and hit-and-run trial listened to 42 witnesses over the past month — from police officers and forensic experts to his neighbors and the Getzville physician himself.

But jurors did not hear from everyone. Nor did they hear everything.

And I quote (IV)…

The importance of staying at the scene after someone causes a collision is a message that CHP Officer Rob Wallace with the Santa Maria office is eager to get out to the public.

Hit-and-run crashes are all too frequent in the Santa Maria area, authorities say.

“Fleeing the scene just makes things worse than what they would have been,” Wallace said.

And I quote (V)…

Milwaukee police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who collided with a horse and carriage Sunday evening, leaving the carriage driver with minor head injuries.

And I quote (VI)…

Amanda Bynes kept out of the news for a while — and given the kind of attention she’s been getting recently, she probably wishes it had stayed that way.

Bynes is now being accused of another hit-and-run: on April 10, she allegedly hit her BMW into another car on the 5 freeway, then hastily exited and ran through a red light to elude the other driver.

If true, this incident occurred only four days after her confirmed hit-and-run, in which she drunkenly clipped a cop car in West Hollywood.

And I quote (VII)…

DAYTONA BEACH — A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash that killed a 19-year-old Holly Hill man and his dog, a State Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said.

Tiffany Rose Fletcher, 32, pleaded guilty Thursday to leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, said spokeswoman Klare Ly. Circuit Judge David Walsh sentenced Fletcher to five years in prison followed by 15 years’ probation.

A special requirement of the probation requires Fletcher to perform 100 hours of community service each year during the probationary term, Ly said.

Police believe Fletcher struck bicyclist Bruce Robb and his dog Clover on Calle Grande Street in Holly Hill on Nov. 30, 2010.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Las Vegas, Nev.; Wichita, Kan.; Grand Forks, ND; Chillum, Md.; Lansing, Mich.; Venice, Cal.

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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