Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDXXIII

Scene of fatal hit-and-run in Phoenix.

Scene of fatal hit-and-run in Phoenix.

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.

3518. Fort Worth, Texas. March 3. Woman critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene. “‘The victim had a suitcase with cash and other personal items that were taken from her while she lay in the roadway,’ Officer Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman, wrote in a news release.”

3519-20. Austin, Texas. March 8. Woman in her 20s killed and man in his 20s injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3521. Miami, Fla. March 8. 43-year-old woman critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3522. Rochester, NY. March 4. 37-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3523. Chillicothe, Ohio. March 5. Man hospitalized after being struck by an older-model white Oldsmobile which fled the scene.

3524. Phoenix, Ariz. March 7. 47-year-old man on a bicycle fatally struck by a Ford Taurus and another vehicle, both of which fled the scene.

3525. Manhattan, NYC, NY. March 8. 22-year-old man fatally struck by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene.

3526. Brooklyn, NYC, NY. March 7. 47-year-old man fatally struck by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene.

3527. Springfield, Mo. March 8. Man on bicycle injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3528. Los Angeles, Cal. March 6. Woman injured when struck by a green four-door vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:
Julio Acevedo
Arrest in the triple-fatal Brooklyn hit-and-run

With the arrest of Mr. Acevedo, attention turned to what additional charges prosecutors may seek — if any — beyond a likely felony charge of fleeing the scene of an accident that resulted in death. Members of the Orthodox Jewish community to which the Glaubers belonged in Williamsburg have called for Mr. Acevedo to face stiff punishment.

The degree to which the crash has rattled the city’s Jewish community could be felt at a pre-Passover event at Police Headquarters on Wednesday. Addressing the assembled crowd of rabbis, Jewish community leaders and police officers, Mr. Kelly began his presentation with a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the crash.

At a news briefing after the event, Mr. Kelly said that police investigators were still reconstructing the crash and that additional charges would be decided by the Brooklyn district attorney.

The police could not corroborate an account provided by Mr. Acevedo that he had been speeding at the time of the accident to escape an assailant who had been shooting at him.

“There were no reports of gun shots in the area at that time,” Mr. Kelly said.

From Fishtown/Kensington area of Philadelphia

A little girl was hit today (3/7) outside of Hackett school by a woman driving a white Chevy Tahoe with 22-24 inch rims. Her leg was broken in 2 places and the driver kept going and left her in the street like a piece of garbage. If anyone knows anything, please let the police know

21537248_BG2 And I quote (I)…

The suspect in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a Kennesaw State University student appeared in court Thursday.

According to the Athens-Clarke County Jail, William Wilson Heaton, 22, turned himself in Wednesday evening.

Police said Emily Bowman, 19, was hit by someone driving a red truck on Feb. 16 while she was walking in the grass near Oak Street in Athens.

Bowman was taken to a hospital in Athens, where she’s been recovering from severe head injuries.

And I quote (II)…

During a search of [Burno]’s person, U.S. Marshals recovered red zips of a green weed-like substance, and one bag containing six rock-like substances. In addition, U.S. Marshals recovered the key to the white Lexis, which [Burno] had secreted in his buttocks.

And I quote (III)…

On Friday, Montgomery County District Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe ordered that Valenzuela be held without bond.

In asking for the no-bond ruling, Assistant State’s Attorney Bryan Roslund said that Valenzuela displayed behavior that was an “extreme act in any circumstance,” and that Valenzuela fled the scene of the crime.

van_20130304200140_320_240 And I quote (IV)…

Baltimore City Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a van from a fatal hit and run on January 30.

The accident occurred between 11 and 11:55 p.m. in the 400 block of Imla Street in Southeast Baltimore.

According to police, the vehicle involved that hit and killed a pedestrian fled the scene. The vehicle is described as a white late model mini van.

Anyone with information about this vehicle is urged to call the Accident Investigation Unit at 410-396-2606.

And I quote (V)…

Larry Vo, 26, turned himself into Denver Police for the hit-and-run incident that critically injured two people in the early hours of Sunday morning near W. Mississippi Ave. and S. Federal Blvd.

Denver Police say Vo called detectives on Tuesday and wanted to meet with detectives. According to police the vehicle, a silver 2002 Honda Civic hatchback, involved in the incident was recovered in southeast Denver.

And I quote (VI)…

Phoenix police have released the 9-1-1 call from a fatal hit and run last weekend with the hopes that it will help them locate the person responsible.

Anna Blaze, 41, was killed last Sunday as she was walking from a domestic violence center near 11th Street and Northern.

An Alfa Romeo struck Blaze, and sped off without stopping.

During the 9-1-1 call, a woman is heard telling the dispatcher that a white man in a “little red convertible” had struck Blaze and then left the scene.

And I quote (VII)…

Witnesses described a white car driving erratically on Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Drive about the time a local real estate agent admitted plowing into a pedestrian and driving away without stopping, according to search warrant documents released Friday.

And I quote (VIII)…

MANCHESTER, Iowa – A Manchester man is facing an attempted murder after a hit and run on Friday night.

Manchester Police were called to the 300 block of East Fayette Street Friday at 11:20 p.m. Someone reported that a vehicle struck a 24-year-old man and then drove away. When police arrived, they found the man lying on the sidewalk. Police talked to witnesses and then arrested Charles Wright, 40, at a nearby house.

Police said Wright and the victim got into a fight earlier in the night near a local tavern. The 24-year-old male was treated for injuries and is expected to be okay.

And I quote (IX)…

The man charged with killing a 13-year-old girl in southwest Miami-Dade after a fatal hit-and-run accident was taken into custody Friday after a random urine test came back positive for amphetamines.

Sandor Guillen, 38, is facing charges including vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after the April 13 crash that killed Kaely Camacho.

Guillen, who has entered a not guilty plea, said in court Friday that he tested positive because he was prescribed the medication Adderall for his attention deficit disorder, but he did not have the prescription with him.

And I quote (X)…

ATLANTA — A Fulton County Sheriff’s Office incident report detailed how investigators linked a 17-year-old girl recently arrested for bringing a gun to school to a hit-and-run back in October.

Morgan Tukes was arrested in February for bringing a gun to Atlanta’s Grady High School and accidentally shooting herself in the leg. The victim in October’s accident at a McDonald’s on Ponce de Leon Avenue recognized Tukes from her mugshot and notified investigators.

And I quote (XI)…

EWING — A lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of the family of Carl Wilkins, a 54-year-old Trenton man who was killed crossing a street in October 2011.

The wrongful death suit claims that the drivers of two cars, who allegedly hit Wilkins before fleeing the scene, were negligent in not seeing Wilkins was crossing the road. He was killed shortly before 11 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2011, after he was dropped off at a bus stop on Parkside Avenue near Ives Avenue.

The drivers, Laura Gallagher, 19, and Marie Jean, 52, also are facing criminal charges for the incident. The criminal charges are still pending in Superior Court.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Baltimore, Md.; Syracuse, NY; Tulsa, Ok.; Burlington, NC; Missoula, Mont.; Chicago, Ill.; Asheville, NC; Belfast, Maine; Richmond, Va.; Houston, Texas; New Orleans, La.; Naperville, Ill.

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