Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDLXXXVII

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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.

4633. Bethlehem Twp., Pa. Jan. 11. 60-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4634. Jersey City, NJ. Jan. 9. 16-year-old boy injured when struck by a black Honda Civic which fled the scene.

4635. Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 11. 69-year-old woman (and two dogs) injured when struck by a red vehicle which fled the scene.

4636-37. Polk County, Wisc. Jan. 11. Two men fatally struck by a dark pickup truck which fled the scene.

4638. Springfield, Mo. Jan. 12. Woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4639. Detroit, Mich. Jan. 13. Police officer injured when struck by a black Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix which fled the scene.

Related stories:

1-shuman And I quote (I)…

SNOW HILL — A Salisbury woman charged in June with hit-and-run and leaving the scene of an accident after striking a 6-year-old girl on Baltimore Ave. following the annual Ravens Parade was sentenced last week to three years in jail with all but 18 months suspended.

Around 1:45 p.m. on June 1, 2013, Ocean City Police and EMS responded to the area of 19th Street and Baltimore Ave. for a report of a child struck by a vehicle. OCPD officers arrived on the scene and determined Jaclyn Shaw, 6, and her mother, Erin Shaw, were attempting to cross Baltimore Ave. from east to west in a crosswalk at 19th Street when the child was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound.

The accident occurred as many pedestrians were leaving the area on foot following the annual Ravens Parade downtown.

And I quote (II)…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol was back at the scene of a deadly hit-and-run Monday. State troopers gathered more evidence to help catch the driver who killed Christopher McDowell, 19.

The intersection of St. Johns Bluff and Lost Pine Drive is now a crime scene. Police don’t have much to go on, but McDowell’s great-uncle George Gillis, hopes that will change.

“He was a quiet person, he mostly kept to himself. He had a big smile,” said Gillis.

McDowell, who lost his mom when he was just 11, had spent the last years of his life growing up with relatives.

And I quote (III)…

SAN FRANCISCO — A man and a woman who allegedly hit and injured a pedestrian and then fled in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on New Year’s Eve have been arrested, San Francisco police said Friday.

Veronica Gonzalez, 33, and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Ivan Roldan, were both arrested in connection with the hit-and-run from New Year’s Day that occurred on Turk at Leavenworth streets, police said.

And I quote (IV)…

GONZALES — An Ascension Christian High School teacher sent home by school officials Monday morning was arrested a short time later in a hit-and-run and accused of DWI after she tested over three times the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers, Gonzales police said.

And I quote (V)…

A suspected DUI hit-and-run crash left an off-duty police officer hurt overnight and at least three people in custody.

A car full of four men heading down Haverford blew through a red light at the corner of 57th Street in West Philadelphia and collided with a car driven by an off-duty officer around 2 a.m., according to Philadelphia Police.

The officer suffered injuries to his leg and back and is expected to be OK, according to police.

And I quote (VI)…

A Carlisle man was arrested Saturday after police said he hit a person twice with his car during an argument and then fled the scene of the incident.

Derek Seiders, 27, is facing charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, causing a hit and run with injuries and reckless driving, according to Silver Spring Township police.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Longview, Texas; Roseland, Ind.; Omaha, Neb.; Stamford, Ct.; Lansdale, Pa.

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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