Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCLXXXIX

Lake County, Ind., correctional officer Brittany Meux, 25, who was killed

Lake County, Ind., correctional officer Brittany Meux, 25, who was killed

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.

2347. Redmond, Wash. March 5. 22-year-old man injured when struck by a light-colored Chevrolet that fled the scene.

2348. Hemet, Cal. March 4. 54-year-old man critically injured when struck by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene.

2349. Claremont, NC. March 4. 12-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

2350. Garner, NC. March 5. Man on bicycle injured when struck by a Buick Regal or Century from 2000-2003 which fled the scene.

2351. Bakersfield, Cal. March 6. 30-year-old man dies after being struck by a light-colored, possibly gray, pickup truck which fled.

2352-55. Crown Point, Ind. March 6. One corrections officer killed and three injured when they were struck by a dark-colored SUV, possibly burgundy, which took off.

2356. San Bernardino, Cal. March 5. Man in 40s or 50s critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

2357. Houston. March 7. 36-year-old man critically injured when, while pushing a broken down red Cadillac, was struck by a white pickup truck which fled.

2358. Lynchburg, Va. March 7. 53-year-old man riding a bicycle fatally struck by a red Ford Ranger pickup truck or Explorer Sport Trac which fled.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

SALINAS, Calif. – A hit-and-run driver was shot with a Taser after he careened into a Salinas police patrol car on North Main Street Monday afternoon.

1mvh1k.St.58 And I quote (II)…

A suspect in a fatal hit-and-run Sunday that killed a 5-year-old girl and injured two others told police he knew that he hit someone but did not know how badly the person was hurt.

Daniel McDonald, 20, of Fort Worth, was in jail Monday facing a charge of causing serious bodily injury in the accident, according to the Fort Worth police jail log. A passenger in the vehicle McDonald was driving, Patrick Allen Preston, 21, was also in jail facing a public intoxication charge.

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New Castle County (Del.) police are seeking a driver who allegedly hit a teen who was crossing a street, inside a crosswalk, and then left the scene last week.

The incident occurred at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Wellington Woods and Pulaski Highway. According to a report, a 16-year-old girl was in the crosswalk at the intersection when she was struck by a car, which then left the scene. The victim suffered a minor injury to her left ankle but declined medical treatment, the report said.

Read all about the day that Joel L. Daniels sentenced himself to burn in Hell
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The medical and mental health records of a skateboarding teenager killed in a fatal hit-and-run last summer in Amherst will be reviewed by a judge who will decide whether defense attorneys can see them and possibly use them in the driver’s manslaughter case.

Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio said Monday she would turn over 18-year-old Alexandria Rice’s records to Dr. James G. Corasanti’s defense lawyers only if they are “relevant to this prosecution.”

“She’ll make a decision on what records will be turned over to us,” said defense lawyer Joel L. Daniels.

Kelley A. Omel, chief of the District Attorney’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau, has previously called the request for Rice’s mental health records “offensive.”

And I quote (V)…

A Chicago police officer convicted of reckless homicide and drunken driving in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old boy was sentenced to three years in prison Richard Bolling was off-duty when Trenton Booker was killed on May 22, 2009.

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NEW ROCHELLE — City police are trying to locate two Spanish-speaking men whom they believe may have witnessed a Feb. 22 fatal hit-and-run accident, authorities said Tuesday.

Two men were overhead by another man discussing the hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of Iris Miranda, 22, and severely injured her boyfriend, Alex Vasquez-Jimenez, 22, both residents of New Rochelle, Lt. George Marshall said.

And I quote (VII)…

Police have released surveillance video of a red Jeep Wrangler believed to be the vehicle that fatally struck a Bronx woman last month. Dawn Affoumani, 42, died Feb. 12 when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing White Plains Road in the Bronx, police said.

And I quote (VIII)…

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The man accused of a deadly hit-and-run at the University of Minnesota has been found guilty on nine counts, according to the jury.

And I quote (IX)…

HOUSTON— A man suspected of hitting a disabled motorist on the North Freeway, then fleeing early Wednesday was found in a neighborhood not far from the original crash site, according to Houston police.

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FORT WORTH — An employee of ABC wrecker was seriously injured Wednesday morning when a semi-truck ran over his legs as he tried to prevent the truck driver from driving away from the company’s lot, police said.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Sedro Woolley, Wash.; Nogales, Ariz.; Towanda, Pa.; Winston-Salem, NC; East Orange, NJ; Los Angeles; Yuba City, Cal.


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