Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDIX

Poulsbo, Wash.

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.

3342. Eureka, Wash. Jan. 11. 49-year-old woman injured when struck by a light-colored pickup truck which fled the scene.

3343-44. New Bern, NC. Jan. 11. Two pedestrians were struck by a dark vehicle which fled the scene.

3345. El Paso, Texas. Jan. 13. 19-year-old man injured when struck by a red Nissan which fled the scene.

3346. Brooksville, Fla. Jan. 12. 27-year-old woman struck and killed by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from the 2007 to 2012 model year which fled the scene.

3347. North Charleston, SC. Jan. 14. Pedestrian struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Indianapolis fatal hit-and-run scene

3348. Indianapolis, Ind. Jan. 14. 63-year-old woman struck and killed by a light colored Ford F 150 truck with a camper shell which fled the scene.

3349. Brooklyn, NY. Jan. 14. 38-year-old bicyclist suffers sever head trauma when struck by a late-model four-door sedan which fled the scene.

3350. Richmond, Va. Jan. 14. Teenager injured when struck by a white box truck which fled the scene.

3351. Springdale, Ark. Jan. 14. 26-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3352. Edgewater, Fla. Jan. 14. 75-year-old man struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3353. Kettering, Ohio. Jan. 13. 47-year-old woman injured when struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

3354-55. Lakewood, Colo. Jan. 15. Father and daughter suffer non-life-threatening injuries struck by a driver who fled the scene but was later caught with drugs of some sort.

3356. Houston, Texas. Jan. 14. 64-year-old man struck and killed by a grey Toyota pickup which fled the scene.

3357. Corpus Christi, Texas. Jan. 12. 41-year-old man fatally struck by a driver who fled the scene but was later caught.

3358. Durham, NC. Jan. 14. Bicyclist injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene. (Update: Driver surrenders)

3359. Paramount, Cal. Jan. 12. 54-year-old man struck and killed by a 2007 Toyota Tundra which fled the scene.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

Police arrested a woman with a history of driving violations in a hit-and-run that left two women injured over the weekend.

Police say cousins Catherine Calalang, 28, and Laurene Jiminez, 20, were struck by a vehicle while walking back to their home on Saturday near Haddonfield-Berlin Road in Camden County.

Police say Calalang managed to get home to call for help while Jimenez was unconscious. They were taken to Cooper Medical Center.

Calalang had five of her teeth knocked out and was treated and released.

“So mad, angry, I want to see her,” Calalang told NBC10’s Rosemary Connors. “Im going to show her what happened.”

And I quote (II)…

An 18-year-old Green Bay man convicted in a fatal hit-and-run crash has learned his punishment.
Felix Ruiz was sentenced Friday to three and a half years in prison for the death of 52-year-old Daryl Wayka.

And I quote (III)…

MIRAMAR (CBS4) – A grieving father, whose 6-year-old son was killed by a hit-and-run driver, pleaded for the public’s help on Monday after two new grainy photographs were released of what police are calling a “vehicle of interest”.

“The loss of this child is so incredible,” Jermaine Binns, told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench. “My child was so important. I didn’t realize how much I loved my son until he passed away.”

And I quote (IV)…

The family of a 68-year-old Air Force veteran is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who hit and killed him the day before Christmas Eve.

A driver hit hit 68-year-old Jerry McAnally on Dec. 23, killing him instantly, and then drove away.

McAnally was trying to cross Garland Road at Peavy Road to catch a bus when the crash happened.

“We just want justice; justice is the main thing,” said Joyce McAnally, the victim’s sister. “Anyone who would do that is cold-hearted.”

And I quote (V)…

The deputy chased him on foot until he arrived at a ditch and saw the man attempting to climb out of the other side. The deputy fired a stun gun but the probes missed, the report said.

The man was soon apprehended anyway: after climbing out of the ditch, the deputy saw him “lying on his back gasping for air” and handcuffed him.

And I quote (VI)…

POULSBO, Wash. — Crystal Henrion says she and her best friend barely even had time to try to get out of the way when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver on Friday.

“It happened so fast,” she said. “My best friend is sitting in a hospital right now, broken.”

Henrion, 19, said she and Shelly Martin were walking down Pioneer Way in Poulsbo at about 7:30 p.m. when they heard a vehicle accelerating behind them.

And I quote (VII)…

In a statement released Monday, Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague says Joseph Bohunicky Jr. of West Nyack was sentenced to one-and-a-third to four years in state prison for his role in the crash that killed Mary Morrissey.

“There are no words that can express the loss that this family has endured by the senseless actions of this individual who selfishly chose to leave the scene and not report or seek help for the victims in the car,” Sprague said.

And I quote

An Aspen man is facing hit-and-run charges after he ran over the foot of a security guard at the Buttermilk parking lot Saturday.

And I quote (IX)…

Judy Andrews collected pieces from the vehicle that fled the scene and discovered the parts belonged to a Toyota truck or SUV, the reported stated.

And I quote (X)…

WILKES-BARRE – A woman linked to the hit-and-run that claimed the life of 5-year-old Kevin Miller last month was jailed Friday at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.

Abigail Tamara Tarver, 24, of Oak Street, Pittston Township, was listed as an inmate at the county prison on Monday.

Court records from Monroe County say Tarver was sentenced in July to one year in the Intermediate Punishment Program after she pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, her second offense.

And I quote (XI)…

As the chief executive officer of the city of Los Angeles since 2005, Mayor Villaraigosa has presided over an alarming atrocity of epic dimensions for an urban area; an evolving crisis involving thousands of fatalities every year with heavily regulated government-registered “weapons” that do not involve guns.

“L.A.’s Bloody Hit-and-Run Epidemic” was an investigative exposé reported by the L.A. Weekly one week before the Connecticut school shootings in December 2012. The subtitle of the cover story investigation by journalist Simone Wilson accurately describes the urban catastrophe as: “The city ignores a crisis of car-as-weapon crime in the streets.”

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Bangor, Maine; Santa Ana, Cal.; Napa, Cal.; Manchester, Mass.; Coon Rapids, Minn.; Turlock, Cal.; Riverside, Cal.; Odessa, Texas; Tualatin, Oreg.

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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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