Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDLI

July 25, hit-and-run, Philadelphia

July 25, hit-and-run, Philadelphia

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.

3979. Philadelphia, PA. July 25. 4-year-old boy injured when struck by a silver Dodge Nitro which fled the scene.

3980-81. Detroit, Mich. July 27. Two men fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene. (h/t @RJWinfield)

3982. Virginia Beach, Va. July 27. Man suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by a grey full-sized pickup truck which fled the scene.

3983-84. Malibu, Cal. July 27. Woman and 3-year-old son injured when struck by a silver or grey vehicle (possibly a small SUV) which fled the scene.

3985. Queens, NY. July 27. Woman fatally struck by a truck which fled the scene.

3986. Huntington, WV. July 26. Woman injured when struck by a red pickup truck which fled the scene.

3987. Chicago, Ill. July 27. Pedestrian injured when struck by an SUV, involved in a collision, which fled the scene.

3988. Santee, Cal. July 27. Woman injured when struck by an older-model Acura coupe which fled the scene.

3989. Portland, Oreg. July 27. 9-year-old girl on bicycle injured when struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.

3990. New Castle, Del. July 26. 19-year-old woman injured when struck by a truck which fled the scene.

3991. Green Bay, Wisc. July 27. 27-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later caught.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

LONGMONT — The mother of a teenager who died in a hit-and-run crash on New Year’s Eve could choose to sue the city of Longmont and the Longmont police for $2 million because police let the boy go after finding him intoxicated before his death, according to an intent-to-sue notice filed with the city.

And I quote (II)…

Baton Rouge police arrested a 30-year-old woman Friday night who is suspected of fleeing a fatal accident on Old Hammond Highway.

Chasitie Adams, a resident of the 1200 block of Deer Ridge Avenue, was arrested after authorities found her gray Volkswagen Jetta abandoned in a parking lot near the 9200 block of Florida Boulevard, near Monterey Boulevard, police said.

She is suspected of hitting 40-year-old Baton Rouge resident Sothy Lieu on Thursday night as he walked across Old Hammond Highway near Boulevard De Province. Another car had stopped to let him cross, and police say Adams drove around the other car and hit Lieu.

And I quote (III)…

The pedestrian struck during a Webster hit-and-run reportedly took acid before the accident.

And I quote (IV)…

Detectives have identified but not arrested a hit-and-run driver accused of fatally striking an 18-year-old in South Los Angeles last week, authorities said Saturday.

The suspected driver, whose name hasn’t been released, was speeding at the time when he or she fatally struck Markeise Parish on July 22 in a Mercedes Benz as the teen crossed Crenshaw Boulevard at 78th Place, police said.

The car was found abandoned not far from the crash scene.

A fundraiser for Parish, a popular member of the community whom family members described as a rising sports star, was held Saturday to help pay for the costs of his funeral expenses.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Chehalis, Wash.; Odessa, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; Flint, Mich.; Chatham, Mass.

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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