Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDLIV

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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.

4024. Raleigh, NC. Aug. 3. 26-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4025. Galliano, La. Aug. 3. 29-year-old man fatally struck by a sedan which fled the scene.

4026. West Palm Beach, Fla. Aug. 6. Woman on bicycle injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene (at which a street brawl was going on).

4027. Orlando, Fla. Aug. 7. Bicyclist injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4028. Fremont, Cal. Aug. 6. Bicyclist suffers minor injuries when struck by a a four-door, dark-colored 1995 Toyota sedan which fled the scene.

4029. New Braunfels, Texas. Aug. 7. 30-year-old woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4030. Traverse City, Mich. Aug. 7. 44-year-old man critically injured when struck by a white four-door or extended cab GMC pickup truck, possibly a 2010 or 2011 model, which fled the scene.

4031. Providence, RI. Aug. 8. 3-year-old girl injured when struck by a green-and-yellow dirtbike which fled the scene.

4032. Peabody, Mass. Aug. 9. 75-year-old woman critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later surrendered.

4033. Staten Island, NY. Aug. 9. 5-year-old boy fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later surrendered. (H/T Janene N.)

4034. Upper Saucon Twp., Pa. Aug. 11. 33-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4035. Jacksonville, Fla. Aug. 10. Man in his 20s suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4036. Wilmington, Mass. Aug. 10. Man in his 30s suffers serious head injuries when struck and dragged by a brown SUV which fled the scene.

4037. Waynesboro, Pa. Aug. 11. 22-year-old woman fatally struck by a small car which fled the scene.

4038. Crenshaw, Cal. Aug. 12. 37-year-old man fatally struck by a 1999-2000 champagne-colored Land Rover Discovery which fled the scene.

4039. Raleigh, NC. Aug. 13. 23-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4040. Astoria, Oreg. Aug. 15. 21-year-old bicyclist injured when struck by a Ford vehicle which fled the scene.

4041. San Antonio, Texas. Aug. 15. Teen on bike suffers minor injuries when struck by a dark four-door vehicle which fled the scene.

4042. Richland, Wash. Aug. 13. Skateboarder injured when struck by a Mercedes Benz which fled the scene as the driver said she needed to make a cell-phone call.

4043. Kearney, Neb. Aug. 16. Pedestrian injured when struck by a red older-model Ford F150 pickup which fled the scene.

4044. Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 16. 14-year-old boy injured when struck by a small red car, possibly a Prius, which fled the scene.

4045. Carlisle, Pa. Aug. 16. Bicyclist injured when struck by a green Saturn sedan which fled the scene.

4046. Burien, Wash. Aug. 16. 4-year-old boy injured when struck by a white Honda which fled the scene.

4047. Baltimore, Md. Aug. 9. 25-year-old woman injured when struck by a 2007-11 Toyota Camry which fled the scene.

Related stories:

Hit-and-run victim Kelly Ann Boyce

Hit-and-run victim Kelly Ann Boyce

And I quote (I)…

Traverse City police are renewing requests for help from the public after a bicyclist was struck and killed last month by a hit-and-run driver.

Traverse City Police Chief Mike Warren said Monday that “somebody knows something” about the death of Kelly Ann Boyce. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports investigators have received more than 540 tips in the case, and there’s a $50,000 reward.

The 29-year-old, who worked in the area, was hit about 2 a.m. on July 5 and dragged for 1½ blocks.

And I quote (II)…

SAN ANTONIO – The victim of a northwest side hit-and-run crawled for help, and police later arrested the driver they say is responsible.

The crashed happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Fredericksburg Rd. north of Loop 410.

According to police, a driver slammed into a man walking and then took off.

The victim crawled down Fredericksburg to the bridge above Loop 410 where EMS found him.

 Lindsay and Jennifer Benjamin, with their mother Karen Benjamin, who was killed in a hit-and-run.

Lindsay and Jennifer Benjamin, with their mother Karen Benjamin, who was killed in a hit-and-run.


And I quote (III)…

In the weeks following her mother’s death, resulting from a hit-and-run accident on Canal Road in Mt. Sinai, Lindsay Benjamin has taken to the Internet to ensure the man reportedly involved in the crash stays put in jail, and future offenders receive stricter penalties for leaving the scene of fatal crashes.

Launching a petition on Change.org on Tuesday, Benjamin has collected over 2,100 signatures in less than two days, aiming toward end goal of 10,000 – though the signatures are just a start.

“There is power in numbers, and this isn’t just about my family’s case,” said Benjamin, a 25-year-old aspiring singer. “It just takes one person to start this, and we can get a bunch of people to help.”

And I quote (IV)…

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Battle Creek Police need your help to find a driver who hit a boy riding a bike back in July and then took off. This happened at the intersection of Snow and Bruce Avenue in Battle Creek.

And I quote (V)…

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The young woman from Utah accused in a hit-and-run accident that injured eight people told North Las Vegas Police that she did not see the group of people.

According to the arrest report released Thursday, 18-year-old Nyakueth D. Tear of Kearns, Utah told officers she didn’t see the crowd of people outside the Iglesia de Cristo church on Losee Road last Thursday. She also told them that after hitting the pedestrians she was scared and left the scene.

And I quote (VI)…

The owner of a red Ferrari abandoned at the scene of a fatal crash outside of Hialeah early Saturday finally reached out to authorities on Monday but did not turn himself in.

Radomin Delgado, an amateur sports car racer who was ticketed last year for driving more than 100 mph in Plantation, has not been charged in the hit-and-run crash.

Investigators from the Florida Highway Patrol have wanted to question 42-year-old Delgado since the crash that involved his 2009 Ferrari, model 430 Scuderia. Somebody driving that Ferrari about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 75 plowed into the rear of a Hyundai, killing its driver, 60-year-old Jorge Arrojas. The driver of the Ferrari fled the scene.

And I quote (VII)…

Milwaukee police arrested a 48-year-old suspect in the hit-and-run crash Sunday that killed a newly engaged student while she was crossing the street.

Through a tip, police first found the car thought to have hit Andrea C. Barringer, 32, and that led them to the unnamed suspect, according to a news release.

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And I quote (VIII)…

CLEARWATER — Bond was set at $90,500 on Saturday morning for a woman accused of trying to run over a Clearwater police officer with her sport utility vehicle.

Nicole Syphers faces multiple charges, including aggravated battery on an officer, leaving the scene of a crash and fleeing police. She was visibly upset with the bond set at her first appearance hearing, but the judge said it was justified by the extent of the charges.

According to Clearwater police, the incident involving Syphers started just before 1 p.m. Friday when a 911 caller reported that a driver had hit a hydrant and a tensioning cable at Lakeview Road and Highland Avenue and had sped away, driving eratically.

Three officers pulled over the SUV at 1408 Court St., but the driver – later identified as Syphers – accelerated forward, striking Officer Darcy Hunt in the leg, police said.

Hunt and another officer, Cpl. Steve Squillante, fired at the SUV, police said, but Sphyers steered over a low wall and behind a building to escape. That blew out the vehicle’s tires and tore off its oil pan and front bumper, police said.

Syphers continued to the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Frankln Street, near downtown Clearwater, before jumping out of the SUV to run. Officers caught here there, police said.

The 911 caller, Martin Planty, and his fiancee, Lori Carpenter, said later that they were leaving a Walmart in Largo when they saw two people rocking the SUV to free it from the tensioning cable.

As soon as the SUV’s vehicles were back on the ground, the couple said, the driver sped off and nearly hit a pedestrian.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Huntington Station, NY; Columbia, Mo.; Little Rock, Ark.; Somers, NY; Chester, Pa.; Lower Moreland, Pa.; Grass Valley, Cal.; Tucson, Ariz.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Lakewood, Colo.; Louisville, Ky.; Kansas City, Mo.; Vernon, NJ.

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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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