Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCXXIII

2015771475 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.

1744. Kaukauna, Wisc. July 27. 51-year-old man suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by an unidentified car which fled.

1745. Chicago. July 29. 5-year-old girl injured when struck by a grey car which fled.

1746. Seattle. July 29. 44-year-old man on bicycle struck and killed by an SUV which took off.

1747. Reno, Nev. July 28. Unidentified man struck and killed by a minivan which fled the scene.

1748. Mastic, NY. July 28. 24-year-old woman struck and killed by a dark-colored truck, possibly a pickup truck, tow truck, or other utility vehicle, which fled the scene.

1749. Clackamas, Oreg. July 30. 18-year-old man on bicycle struck and killed by a dark newer GMC or Chevrolet truck, might have briefly returned to the scene before driving off.

1750. Beaumont, Texas. July 30. 36-year-old man injured when struck by a Chevy Malibu which fled the scene.

1751. Houston, Texas. July 28. 32-year-old woman struck and killed by a blue Dodge Magnum with chrome wheels that fled the scene.

1752. Brookline, Mass. July 30. Bicyclist struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

1753. Jersey City, NJ. July 29. Man struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

San Bernardino police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect they said intentionally hit two men and pinned them against a wall.

The incident happened Thursday near the intersection of Richardson Street and Victoria Avenue.

Police said it appears to have started with the suspect inappropriately touching a woman inside Todds, a local convenience store.

The woman’s brother and cousin then went outside to confront the suspect.

That’s when investigators said the suspect drove a white four-door SUV toward the two men, knocking over a metal barrier pole and pinning the two men against a brick wall. The suspect took off in his vehicle.

110722124945_Marissa-Shelton And I quote (II) …

Investigators cleared two more vehicles they were looking at in connection to the death investigation of an 8-year-old hit and killed on Highway 29.
Marissa Shelton was riding a bicycle across Highway 29 last Thursday night when she was hit by a driver that left the scene. Marissa’s body was found along the side of the highway. Her bicycle was found a quarter mile up the road. Police have been working since that night to find the person who killed her.

And I quote (III) …

The victim stated to police that he saw a white van chasing some teenagers as he made his way to the QuikTrip at 1001 E. University Ave., and that the van began to follow him as he neared the gas station. When he left, the victim claimed that the van jumped the curb and struck his rear tire, which sent him over his handlebars and knocked him out.

And I quote (IV) …

An Oconto man told his ex-girlfriend he hit a pedestrian with his van on Labor Day 2010, according to a criminal complaint filed in Oconto County Circuit Court.

Jason W. McDonald, 26, faces a single count of hit and run resulting in death, which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

The 10-month investigation came to a head following a series of John Doe hearings, a seldom-used investigative tool in which witnesses are subpoenaed and testify under oath in secret court sessions

1311036703_30ce And I quote (V) …

Speaking by phone Thursday from her bed at Oakland’s Highland General Hospital, the 2007 Placer High School grad said she’s thankful for the outpouring of support she has experienced since being struck and dragged about 30 feet by the SUV before rolling under.

Barnes was going to college and looking toward a career in art. Her work is now being displayed on a Facebook page, “Hope for Amanda Barnes,” that has been established as an online communications center as she recovers in hospital.

“I’m definitely thinking about the future,” Barnes said. “I’m not letting anything from the accident deter me from my future goals in art. I’m definitely grateful I still have my artistic hands and I still have my brain. I’m still me.”

And I quote (VI) …

A man who backed his motor home into his girlfriend, then drove off dragging her underneath the vehicle, was sentenced today to 70 years to life in prison and a determinate sentence of 11 years.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … St. Paul, Minn.; Flint, Mich.; Lubbock, Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Rock Hill, SC; Indianapolis; Wilmington, Del.; Springfield, Mass.; Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; Sylvania Twp., Ohio; Batavia, NY; Anaheim, Cal., Rochester, Iowa.

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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