Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDXCII

Bard College students Evelina Brown, 20, of Seattle and Sarah McCausland, 19, of Winnetka, Ill. Both killed in a hit-and-run.

Bard College students Evelina Brown, 20, of Seattle and Sarah McCausland, 19, of Winnetka, Ill. Both killed in a hit-and-run.


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.

4691-93. Trivoli, NY. Feb. 1. 19- and 20-year-old women killed, and another injured, when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

4694-96. Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 31. 14- and 15-year-old girls seriously injured, and another not as badly, when struck by a silver sedan, possible Chevy Malibu, which fled the scene.

4697. Penbrook, Pa. Jan. 31. Pedestrian injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

4698. Wilmington, Del. Feb. 1. 57-year-old man fatally struck by a red pickup truck which fled the scene.

4699. Rochester, NY. Feb. 1. Woman injured when struck by a Honda Accord which fled the scene.

4700-01. Dundalk, Md. Feb. 1. Mother and 9-year-old son injured when struck by a dark-colored SUV which fled the scene.

4702. Houston, Texas. Pedestrian fatally struck by a white Chevy SUV which fled the scene.

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And I quote (I)…

So, were you to be traveling this roadway of our lives and suffer the same misfortune as Tiara Jackson — an accident, a flat tire, a leaking radiator — what stranger would stop to help? Would anyone? Should anyone? How quickly would you be dismissed as outside the bonds of human compassion and left upon an island of fatal indifference?

If the Beltway is the tie that binds us all, to paraphrase the great Ralph Ellison, who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, the lost life of Tiara Jackson speaks for you? (H/T Maury Compson)

And I quote (II)…

A Kansas man was charged Friday with causing a hit-and-run crash this week in Oakland County while driving drunk with his 13-year-old son — who also was intoxicated — in the car.

And I quote (III)…

A man who worked as property master at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park has been identified as the person killed in a hit and run crash in North Park.

And I quote (IV)…

“The world lost the kind of soul that when you put wars, misery, poverty, hunger, pollution in one plate of a weight scale, and then you put a few Ernestos in the other, the thing gets balanced,” his co-worker and fellow Argentinian Martin Rubiolo wrote in an email to the Coloradoan.

And I quote (V)…

CLEVELAND– Police are still searching for the driver who hit and killed a 5-year-old boy and then kept going.

It happened on October 25 near Denison Ave. and West 37th St.

The victim was a little boy named Israel Thornton.

Police don’t have any leads, so they’re once again turning to the public for help.

And I quote (VI)…

Three months after Tracy Klotz was killed in a hit-and-run accident in St. Paul, her friends held a candlelight memorial at the spot in the West Seventh neighborhood where and when a vehicle struck her.

The case remains unsolved and police are still seeking information.

And I quote (VII)…

A 28-year-old North Portland driver who struck a 9-year-old girl on her bicycle, dragging her bike underneath his pick-up truck, was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail for leaving the scene.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — If you help crack the case of who ran over a 20-year-old early in the morning on New Year’s Day, his parents will pay you $10,000.

Patrick McMahon and his wife told KATU on Saturday that they’ll reach into their own pockets if someone gives information leading to an arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run suspect.

Their son, Conor, 20, was leaving a party in North Portland on January 1st when witnesses told police a minivan ran him over from behind.

“Somebody knows this person. Somebody knows what’s going on,” said Patrick, who has been caring for his son along with his wife since the accident. “It’s a senseless act and we feel obliged to bring this to the community attention.”

Conor dropped out of college in California and moved back in with his parents in S.W. Portland during his recovery.

He can’t walk. He spends all day in a hospital bed in their den.

His mind was not affected.

He seemed in good spirits during a talk with KATU on Saturday, although he asked that no pictures or video be taken of him. He’s missing many of his teeth and needs expensive dental care.

And I quote (IX)…

A man who was the victim of a hit-and-run traffic crash and shot in the head late Friday was hospitalized in stable condition, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Huntington, WV; Columbus, Ga.; Antioch, Tenn.; West Boynton, Fla.; Park Forest, Ill.; St. Paul, Minn.

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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