Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCXIV

Gertrude Price

Gertrude Price

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.

1672. Royal Oak Twp., Mich. June 30. 48-year-old woman struck and killed by a late 1990s or early 2000s silver Corvette which fled the scene.

1673. Corpus Christi, Texas. June 29. Man in his 50s fatally struck by a blue pickup truck which fled the scene.

1674. Las Vegas. June 29. 53-year-old man struck and killed by a dark sedan which then drove off.

1675. San Diego. June 29. 57-year-old man seriously injured when struck by a car which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The police chief of the Kern High School District was laid to rest Wednesday. Steven Alvidrez, 51, was killed in a hit-and-run motorcycle crash a week and a half ago.

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While police waited for paramedics to arrive, Raj tried unsuccessfully to spit on officers, the complaint says. Once he was in an ambulance, he spit blood at a paramedic, hitting him in the face and on his uniform, and kept trying to spit blood at other paramedics, according to the complaint. Under Minnesota law, the intentional transfer of bodily fluids is considered assault.

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As he approached the black Mazda 626, the Precinct 8 deputy noticed the driver had blood on his face. He also saw that the front windshield was shattered and partially inside the vehicle.
The deputy constable then saw a body in the passenger seat, partially underneath the dashboard and with a severed leg.
“He (Armand) was shocked,” said Precinct 8 Capt. Jason Finnen.
The driver, James John Onak, 45, told the deputy he didn’t realize a dead body was in the passenger seat, Finnen said.

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​Last October, Tim Albo was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that left him in a coma; companion Heather Kornman was also badly injured. And while the driver, Brandon Mondragon, was subsequently charged and convicted of the crime, his six-month sentence so frustrated Albo’s family that they’re fighting to change Colorado’s hit-and-run law even as Tim continues to struggle toward full recovery.

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Murdered man connected to hit-and-run

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Gertrude Price was driving to church to retile and paint the ladies restroom Monday afternoon when a speeding pickup truck ran a red light and hammered into her car. The impact knocked Price, 65, into the door on the driver’s side, forcing it open and sending her under the truck, where she died.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tuscaloosa police say Alabama running back Trent Richardson was the victim in an early-morning hit-and-run.

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Authorities are seeking a young bicyclist after the teen crashed into a younger girl —- breaking her leg —- and then fled the scene, an Escondido police officer said.

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(IX) …

According to a release sent out by the Irving Police Department, Coppell Mayor Doug Stover left the scene of a traffic accident he was involved in Wednesday night.

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Michelle Deighton, star of America’s Next Top Model, Tough Enough and wife of Jon “Jonny Fairplay” Dalton, was involved in a hit and run with Dalton’s grandmother’s car.

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A two-day bicycling event around the island is being organized by the Hawaii Bicycling League and the family of hit-and-run victim Zachary Manago. The Hawaii Pacific University student was hit while on a bike ride around the island with a group of his friends.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Jackson, Miss.; Manchester, Ct.; North Palm Beach, Fla.; Clinton Twp., NJ; Hatboro, Pa.; Baton Rouge, La.; Pawleys Island, SC; Charlotte, NC; Pelham, Mass.; Indianapolis.

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.)

1 comment for “Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCXIV

  1. August 19, 2011 at 16:37

    Hi Brian,

    Sad to report another hit and run fatality. My husband cousin Cathy Bone’ Birch was crossing Gratiot Ave in Clinton Township, Mi last friday nite and was killed by a dodge ram 1999-2002 pickup truck. Driver has yet to be apprehended. Here is the link to one of the stories in the local media http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/clinton-township-mother-killed-in-hit-and-run-on-gratiot-20110817-wpms

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