Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDXXIV

Selma, Cal. hit-and-run victim Elijah Romero

Selma, Cal. hit-and-run victim Elijah Romero

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.

3659. New Baltimore, Mich. April 18. 21-year-old woman injured when struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

3660. Pontiac, Mich. April 18. 3-year-old injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene, outside a daycare center.

3661. Philadelphia, Pa. April 18. 2-year-old injured when struck by a black vehicle which fled the scene.

3662. Bakersfield, Cal. April 18. 5-year-old suffers broken leg when struck by a dark GM SUV; “driver reportedly stopped, got out, claimed it wasn’t his fault, told someone he didn’t have a license and took off.”

3663. Lansing, Mich. April 18. 59-year-old man critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3664. Las Vegas, Nev. April 19. 25-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle, possibly a taxi, which fled the scene.

3665. Dallas, Texas. April 20. Unidentified man injured when struck by a silver vehicle which fled the scene.

3666. Houston, Texas. April 19. Unidentified man killed when intentionally struck by a van which fled the scene.

3667. San Antonio, Texas. April 19. Man uninjured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3668. Herndon, Va. April 16. 62-year-old woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

Was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a hit-and-run driver?

On Dec. 28 he tweeted about what sounds like a hit-and-run: “Just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching my car into reverse and driving away from the accident.” And on Feb. 6 he tweeted, “Everything in life can be free if you run fast enough.”

And I quote (I)…

Nearly a year after a 76-year-old woman was hit and killed while crossing the street in Newark, police have arrested the man they believe was behind the wheel of the car that hit her.

Helen Yang was crossing Library Avenue on the evening of April 30, 2012, when she was hit by a car that kept on going after the collision. After receiving information that 26-year-old Ryan Wroten of Newark may have been involved in the crash, Newark Police seized his Honda Accord in early July.


And I quote (II)…

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A man was arrested at the New York-Canadian border in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident on Long Island.

State police say Sylvestro Liotta of Central Islip was arrested Wednesday at a border checkpoint on the Peace Bridge, which connects Buffalo to Fort Erie, Ontario. Liotta was arrested during a routine identification check while sitting aboard a Trailways bus.

And I quote (III)…

Three Absecon officers were assaulted by a woman accused of a hit and run Friday night in Atlantic City, police said.

And I quote (IV)…

“I’m raising three kids by myself. Now I only got two left because of this coward,” said Skylar’s father, Mike Marion.

And I quote (V)…

While Pedro Montes may have been the drunken driver behind the wheel of the of the Mercury Grand Marquis that permanently disabled and severely injured several people outside the Mineshaft bar two years ago, he may not be the only one responsible for what happened to them, according to a civil lawsuit recently filed in Yuma County Superior Court.

And I quote (VI)…

Joe Flacco Supports Legacy Of Towson Student Killed In Ocean City Hit-And-Run

And I quote (VII)…

Calls for an arrest and charges in a Rutland hit-and-run that killed a Mendon woman continue to be heard on the city’s streets and in social media forums six days after former city attorney Christopher Sullivan told police he was the driver in the crash.

And I quote (VIII)…

“The laws exists to encourage people to stick around, share information and summon medical aid if necessary,” Lindquist said. “In other words, the law exists just to encourage people to be good citizens to each other.”

And I quote (IX)…

“I looked into his eyes and I told him I pray every day for God to let me forgive you for what you’ve done to my family,” Beard said. “It was a victory today because, in my opinion, from the bottom of my heart I think the sentence should be equal to the pain we’re still going through every day.”

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Warren, NJ; Los Angeles, Cal.; Clearwater, Fla.; Huntington, WV; Brooklyn, NY.

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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