Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCLXIV

Kimora Samuel, 5, RIP

Kimora Samuel, 5, RIP

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.

2120. Lexington, Neb. Dec. 6. 36-year-old man struck and killed by “a passenger or pickup-type vehicle, possibly with the front portion of the vehicle damaged” which fled the scene.

2121. White House, Tenn. Dec. 6. 12-year-old boy injured when struck by a red Chevy Silverado pickup truck which fled the scene.

2122. Hialeah, Fla. Dec. 6. 78-year-old woman struck and killed by a 2001 to 2003 Elantra in an emerald green or dark teal color which fled the scene. “Everything is in the hand’s of the public,” Rodriguez said. “Without their help, it’s gonna be hard to find this guy.”

2123. Ann Arbor, Mich. Dec. 7. Man in a motorized wheelchair injured when struck by a black Jeep which fled the scene. “The man and the dog that was riding in his lap were knocked to the ground as the wheelchair overturned.”

2124. Norwood, Mass. Dec. 7. Female pedestrian sustained serious injuries when struck by a maroon-colored Toyota, likely a Corolla, which fled the scene.

2125. Vineland, NJ. Dec. 3. National Guardsman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when struck by a dark-colored pickup truck with square head lamps which fled the scene.

2126-27. Phoenix. Dec. 7. 54-year-old grandfather suffered a broken arm and cuts and bruises and 5-year-old grandson treated for a minor injury after being struck by a red, mid-1980s Chevrolet two-door pickup truck with an extended cab, the driver of which stopped, spoke to the victims and “then got back in his vehicle and drove off. Police said the boy’s injuries could have been worse had his grandfather not shielded him from the vehicle. Officers said the driver of the truck had possibly dropped a child off at nearby Harris Elementary School just prior to the collision.”

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

A 38-year-old Bradenton man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of kindergarten student Kimora Samuel.
Kieron James went to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and surrendered. He told investigators that he was the driver they were looking for. He was arrested and taken to Manatee County jail.
He faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, leaving the scene with injuries and driving while license suspended. His bonds on those charges totals $365,000. But even if he could come up with that amount, James would not be released because bond he posted after an earlier arrest for driving with a suspended license was also revoked.

hitrun And I quote (II)…

A North Tonawanda man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of leaving the scene of the Oct. 2 hit-and-run accident that killed April M. Smith.

Michael D. Held, 32, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an incident without reporting resulting in death, said Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

Sedita said it is the highest charge on which Held could have been convicted.

And I quote (III)…

A Goodyear (Ariz.) sergeant accused of misconduct has been disciplined and another officer may face discipline over her conduct in a fatal 2008 hit-and-run investigation, officials say.

Sgt. Deron Miller served an unpaid eight-hour suspension on Nov. 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving, after an independent probe into the Police Department’s handling of the case concluded he hindered the investigation, interim Police Chief Bill Cusson said Monday.

The independent report also found Detective Anna Ybarra might have obstructed justice, and the Police Department is conducting an internal probe into her conduct to determine if and how to discipline her. She could face disciplinary action, from a personal performance report to termination.

And I quote (IV)…

At 9:30 a.m., police say a a Ford F-350 truck rammed into the back of a Weatherford ISD bus loaded with students headed for the Weatherford High School Ninth Grade Center. Although the bus then slammed into a sedan in front of it, the truck driver drove off and didn’t stop to help.

And I quote (V)…

The Williamsburg cyclist killed by a truck driver last month was not cruising in the driver’s blind spot, but was actually rear-ended by the trucker, a just-released bombshell accident report reveals. Bike advocates and the victim’s mother seized on the report as evidence that driver Leonard Degianni certainly knew that he had run down and killed Mathieu Lefevre as he turned from Morgan Street onto Meserole Street at just around midnight on Oct. 19.

And I quote (VI)…

As Lake Zurich police continue their search for the hit-and-run driver who killed 18-year-old Gabby Drozdz as she walked with two friends last summer, the teen’s family and friends are holding a dance recital in her honor at the Lake Zurich High School on Saturday.

And I quote (VII)…

After the minor accident occurred, a driver of one of the vehicles left the scene and drove to a nearby Exxon gas station. He then left his vehicle and ran toward Cedar Road and was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Cedar Road and Roundtree Drive. He died from his injuries.

And I quote (VIII)…

New details have emerged in the recent fatal hit-and-run in which 29-year-old Waltham resident Blanca Contreras is accused of killing 39-year-old Scott Coxall on Wednesday, Nov. 23 when she allegedly ran him over.

And I quote (IX)…

When she returns from the hospital, Medina will need constant at-home care, which is not covered by her insurance. Those close to her have set up a fund to help off-set some of those expenses, along with lost wages, and help her get through her long recovery process. To make a donation, visit www.giveforward.com/shannonmedinabrightlightfund.

29944295_240X180 And I quote (X) …

Manchester police have been unable to identify a bicyclist who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday evening at the intersection of Beech and Sagamore streets.

The bicyclist suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Elliot Hospital, where he remains in critical condition and is unable to communicate.

And I quote (XI) …

A man fled the scene of a crash and then pepper sprayed the other driver.

And I quote (XII) …

PORTLAND, Ore. – After NFL star Ndamukong Suh crashed his car in Portland on Saturday morning, he was allowed to leave without a citation or having to take a field sobriety test. Even after two women came forward saying they were injured in the crash, but left the scene before talking to police, the Portland Police Bureau said they would not investigate further.

And I quote (XIII) …

Nikki Harris-Brown, an AT&T sales representative, filed a complaint with the city’s Fire and Police Commission in May 2010, alleging that Milwaukee police officers Timothy Meinecke and Dean Lidwi violated department rules because they did not fully investigate her case, the newspaper reported.

“I didn’t feel they were doing their jobs,” she told the Journal Sentinel on Thursday. “I was almost killed out there. You mean to tell me that wasn’t enough for you to pursue this person or figure out what happened and fully investigate it? They did it to the minimum of what they were supposed to do. Every time I talked to them, they were so nonchalant. It was like it didn’t matter.”

And I quote (XIV) …

Veitch, 81, of the 1000 block of Sylvan Road, was taken by Lancaster EMS to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment of a head laceration and broken ribs, police said. He was in serious condition Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman said. It was dark and rainy at the time of the incident, but the main factor in the crash was Veitch walking into the roadway, police said. He was not within a crosswalk.
The red car was traveling 25 mph, the street’s speed limit, when it struck him in the right lane, police said. The car continued west on East Orange Street after the impact.

Picture 2 And I quote (XV) …

Anchorage police have arrested a woman in connection with the hit-and-run accident that killed 28-year-old Hubert Tunuchuk Easter Sunday in East Anchorage.
Ashley Bashore, 19, was taken into custody at 5:55 p.m Wednesday. Lt. Dave Parker, a spokesman for the Anchorage Police Department, said a grand jury indictment earlier in the evening had charged her with leaving the scene of an accident with an injury, criminally negligent homicide and tampering with physical evidence.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Mesa, Ariz.; Demopolis, Ala.; Eustis, Fla.; Fairfield, Ct.; Clayton, Mo.; Nashville, Tenn.; Prichard, Ala.; Paducah, Ky.; Jefferson City, Mo.

Hit-and-run suspect shows up in court: kxan.com

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