Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCXLIX

-1 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.

1979. Olmsted Township, Ohio. Oct. 17. Boy who just turned 13 this week struck and killed by a dark color SUV, possibly a GMC Envoy, which fled.

1980. Irondale, Ala. Oct. 17. 16-year old boy struck and killed by a vehicle which left the scene but left some traces behind.

1981. Santa Cruz, Cal. Oct. 18. 42-year-old man suffers severe head, leg, chest and hand injuries when struck by a blue 1998 Honda Civic that fled.

1982. Kalamazoo, Mich. Oct. 18. 10-year-old girl injured when struck by a red sedan that fled the scene.

1983-84. St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 16. 25-year-old man and 22-year-old woman injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

1985. Eugene, Oreg. Oct. 18. 74-year-old bicyclist hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries when hit by a white Jeep from which “the female driver … took off running to a nearby park where she jumped into another vehicle that drove away. Police don’t have a description on that car.”

1986. Hempstead, NY. Oct. 18. 16-year-old boy on bike injured when struck a gold or tan 4-door sedan which fled. “The driver was described as a light-skinned 20-year-old black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.”

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

Hit-and-run accidents are always horrific, but when more than a dozen people walk by and ignore a bleeding child on the side of the road it’s enough for an entire nation to question what has become of its society.

In the disturbing video captured on a surveillance camera, a toddler named Yueyue is hit by a white van in Foshan, China, near a busy market. The van pauses, then lurches ahead.

Nobody stopped to help the 2-year-old, including one man who walks no more than a foot from where she lay. Then a second van drove down the street. The child was hit again.

After that, at least 13 people walked by the toddler. Some even stopped to look at her, but did nothing.


And I quote (II) …

“It looked like a Lear jet on the runway… just coming at me,” Mann told 10News Reporter Allison Ash.

Mann said a white Mazda was changing lanes when it struck the left-rear bumper of the black Chevrolet Suburban he had borrowed from his daughter.

“Then, I just felt this impact that was like an explosion,” said Mann. “I just remember saying, ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’ Every time I said that, the whole Suburban was just circling and circling and circling.”

And I quote (III) …

HOPEWELL _ A 20-year-old man accused of trying to run over a convicted sex offender as he fled on a moped entered a plea today that calls for no additional jail time, an agreement that was angrily denounced by the victim.

And I quote (IV) …

A teenage driver fled the scene of an accident on Valley Street on Friday evening, but left the license plate of the vehicle he was driving behind and later, accompanied by his father, surrendered to police

And I quote (V) …

A man who may be connected to a deadly hit-and-run collision that killed a law student earlier this week surrendered to police Wednesday, officials said.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Miami Beach, Fla.; Braintree, Mass.; Bellmead, Texas; Sarasota, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; Ellwood City, Pa.; Sandusky, Ohio.

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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