Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCLXVI

Screen shot 2011-12-16 at 2.38.54 PM 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.

2136. Taylorsville, Utah. Dec. 11. 22-year-old man struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene. (Updated with arrest)

2137. Kansas City, Mo. Dec. 10. 23-year-old woman suffered a skull fracture and brain bleed after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle which fled the scene.

2138. Mankato, Minn. Dec. 11. 22-year-old male injured when struck by a white- or silver-colored car which fled the scene.

2139. New York City, NY. Dec. 11. 20-year-old Columbia University rugby player suffered life-threatening head and body injuries when he was struck by a gray Mercedes-Benz that didn’t stop. “The Columbia junior was injured at the same intersection where an Italian jazz singer was killed last month, when she was hit by an SUV — also after she got out of a cab.”

2140. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dec. 11. 22-year-old woman suffers three broken vertebrae, along with scrapes and bruises, when she was hit by a red truck which fled the scene.

2141. Lake Forest, Cal. Dec. 13. 47-year-old man on bicycle suffers fatal head trauma when struck by a white minivan which fled the scene.

2142. Commerce Twp., Mich. Dec. 13. 53-year-old man fatally struck by what police say may be “a dark, possibly black, pick-up” which fled the scene.

2143. Saginaw, Mich. Dec. 14. Child suffers minor injuries when struck outside of his or her school by a van which fled the scene.

Related stories:

From the Ashley Bashore is an evil cunt files

Anchorage police arrested Bashore last week on Wednesday, eight months after they say she struck and killed Hubert Tunuchuk on Easter Sunday.

They say she was texting while driving at the time.

Investigators say she deleted all of her text messages, which is considered tampering with evidence. Police say Tunuchuk was hit with such force he flew out of his shoes. According to detectives, instead of stopping to help, Bashore sped away to a friend’s house, where she said she had just “hit a mangy Rottweiler without a collar.”

From the Robert Eisele Jr. is a fucking piece-of-shit who should get what’s coming to/in him in prison files:

The Millville motorist who admitted to leaving the scene of an accident in which he fatally struck a pedestrian, and later smearing deer blood on his car to cover up the crime, was sentenced Monday to five and half years in state prison.

Robert Eisele Jr., 43, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and tampering with physical evidence in November.

The victim, 36-year-old Edward Morrison, of Newfield, was remembered by several members of his family, who addressed Eisele before the court during the sentencing.

“This fatality and this crime has a name, and it’s Edward Morrison,” said Joan Smith, the victim’s mother, who stated Eisele “ran like a coward” from the accident, leaving her son to die in the road.

And I quote (I)…

An off-duty New Orleans police officer was arrested and booked Sunday night on charges of drunken driving after he crashed into three vehicles in three different places and continued to drive, according to the police department.

And I quote (II)…

Jose Santiago was picking up friends to join him and his 2-year-old daughter on what was supposed to be a special outing when a vehicle struck and killed him in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night in the 1600 block of Northampton Street.
Santiago, 22, of the 600 block of Charles Street in Easton, had plans to take his only child, Giliana Santiago, shopping for a new outfit. She wanted something nice to wear when she went to see Santa Claus later this month at the Palmer Park Mall, and her father was more than willing to oblige, relatives said tonight.

And I quote (III)…

An elderly man struck by a pickup truck as he walked his dog in late October has died, police said Monday. John L. Turner, 79, had been in critical condition since the Oct. 28 hit-and-run on Carlton Road in the south Fulton town of Palmetto. Turner, of Palmetto, died Thursday from his injuries, according to Sgt. Lee Gragg with the Palmetto Police Department.

tippins And I quote (IV)…

TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A Riverview man is accused of causing a deadly hit-and-run accident and then going to a casino afterward.

Police say Henry Michael Tippins drove straight to a casino after he allegedly crashed his 6,600-pound Hummer into three vehicles, killing one while drunk.

Florida Highway Patrol officers entered the Hard Rock casino late Sunday and arrested Tippins, 28, of Riverview, on 15 charges including DUI, DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a deadly crash and property damage and serious injury charges related to DUI.

And I quote (V)…

Mt. Lebanon police are asking the public to help them find a teenage girl who was hit by a car today and walked away from the scene of the crash. Police said they want to make sure the girl did not suffer from serious injuries.

Police received a call at about 3:40 p.m. today for a report that a red Ford Escort LX struck a teenage girl at the intersection of Washington and Bower Hill roads, causing the girl to roll onto the hood of the car before falling to the ground. Witnesses told police that they encouraged the girl to ask for medical treatment, but the girl walked away. The driver also left.

And I quote (VI)…

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A Statesville teen remains hospitalized one month after he became the victim of a hit and run. Elijah Houpe’s case remains unsolved. Statesville Police say Houpe was hit around 4 a.m. on Nov. 11 while riding a bike home from a friend’s house on North Pointe Boulevard. The driver, believed to be in a dark-colored Jeep Wrangler, kept going and has managed to elude police.

Screen shot 2011-12-16 at 3.02.35 PM And I quote (VII)…

A 62-year-old Palo Alto woman was charged Wednesday in a hit-and-run accident that left a 75-year-old pedestrian lying on pavement Monday in Saint Clair.

Saint Clair police charged Joan Trayah, 203 E. Bacon St., with one count of an accident involving death or personal injury, one count of failing to give information and render aid, one count of failing to yield to pedestrians on sidewalks and one count of careless driving.

Police Sgt. William M. Dempsey said the department was able to solve the case thanks to tips from the public.

And I quote (VIII)…

Kenny Anderson, former NBA Star and ex-husband of Basketball Wives “star” Tami Roman, was arrested after he pulled the ol’ “flee the scene of a car crash to avoid getting a DUI” (also known as Briggsing It) in Miramar, Florida last Sunday night.

And I quote (IX)…

ALBANY — The 19-year-old man charged with leaving the scene of a deadly hit-and-run in Albany last month is expected to be charged with manslaughter, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Alfred Zwack, of Southern Boulevard, also faces evidence that includes “video of the entire incident” that killed College of Saint Rose student James Oki, Assistant District Attorney Mary Tanner-Richter told Judge Thomas Breslin in Albany County Court.

And I quote (X) …

A grand jury today indicted a retired Hammonton detective accused of a hit-and-run in which a 15-year-old boy was killed. Anthony Scaltrito, 64, of Hammonton, was indicted on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, endangering an injured victim and two counts of tampering with physical evidence, in connection with the 2010 incident in Hamilton Township.

And I quote (XI) …

Two teenagers are $10,000 richer on Wednesday after being honored for helping police track down a drunk driver. Steven Sanchez and Jason Perez saw a hit-and-run in July of 2010 at 70th and Broadway. The crash killed a motorcyclist. Sanchez is thankful he and his friend were at the right place at the right time.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Martinsville, Va.; Mansfield, Mass.; Alamo Twp., Mich.; Moore, Okla.; Manchester, NH; St. Ignace, Mich.; San Antonio, Texas; White House, Tenn.


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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