Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CLXIII

Robert Eisele

Robert Eisele

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.

1220. Paterson, NJ. Jan. 3. 12-year-old boy injured after being struck by a silver or black mini-bike which took off.

1221. Amarillo, Texas. Jan. 6. 34-year-old man suffers life-threatening injuries, and 36-year-old man also hurt, after being struck by a dark-colored small to midsize sedan outside a club.

1222. Raleigh, NC. Jan. 1. Man suffers leg and head injuries after a red Mazda Miata hit him and fled.

1223. Pike Creek, Del. Jan. 6. 17-year-old boy injured after a newer-model white Ford Mustang hit and dragged him and took off.

1224. Campbell, Cal. Jan. 8. 15-year-old girl suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by a silver or gray Japanese-make vehicle which fled.

1225. Halethorpe, Md. Jan 8. Three people injured — in one case, life-threatening — after being struck by an undescribed vehicle which fled.

1226. Brighton, Mass. Jan. 8. 6-year-old child injured after being struck by a silver Jeep Cherokee that fled with significant front end damage.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, which was joined in the investigation by the State Police Unit assigned to the district attorney’s office and Massachusetts State Troopers with the Dartmouth Barracks, their investigation revealed that the three teens and Jacob Mayo had been standing in the breakdown lane of Route 195 West and “throwing pieces of wood debris” onto the highway, in front of passing vehicles.
Ms. Johnson had run over one of those pieces of debris just before she struck Jacob Mayo, who was standing in the right-hand travel lane of the highway, according to the district attorney’s office.

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NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — A witness is reporting that a man who died in a hit and run crash wanted a car to kill him.

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She had been planning a trip there over Christmas but stayed home because her boyfriend was concerned she might leave him, Debra Fairchild said. Her boyfriend could not be reached Thursday.
“It’s just unimaginable,” said her brother Dairius Fairchild, 38, of Blaine, Minn. “If she came for Christmas, maybe this wouldn’t have happened. I kept saying to my wife, ‘we all have to get together this Christmas.’ Maybe subconsciously, I knew something was going to happen.”

And I quote (IV)…

FARGO – Police officers investigating a hit-and-run late Wednesday witnessed the suspect huffing aerosol from a can of Dust-Off, Sgt. Mark Lykken said.

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A reward for information is growing as St. Paul police keep up their search for the driver of a car who intentionally ran over and killed a disabled man five months ago

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Thanks to a change in state law this month, a Spokane police sergeant who was fired in the wake of a drunk driving hit and run crash in 2009 may get his job back.

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BRIDGETON — A Millville man charged in a Dec. 15 fatal hit-and-run was watching his life fall apart at the time, his attorney told a judge Friday.
Robert Eisele, 42, of Hyacinth Road was in Cumberland County Superior Court for his first bail hearing since his arraignment hearing Dec. 20. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident after causing a death, obstruction of justice and evidence tampering.
“His wife left him,” Deputy Public Defender Caroline Turner told Judge David Krell. “He lost his job.”

And I quote (VIII)…

A mayor is in trouble for hitting a vehicle and then taking off. The man whose truck was hit didn’t want to press charges, but the district attorney says that’s not an option.
“It’s against the law to hit somebody and keep on truckin’… so to speak,” said District Attorney General Ray Whitley.

And I quote (IX)…

Huber had refused a friend’s offer to drive his pickup home from the bar. Moments after the crash, another friend gave Huber a ride from the scene. Huber later called the California Highway Patrol, claiming his pickup had been stolen. He escaped to Mexico but was arrested, following a police chase, several months later in San Bernardino County.

And I quote (X)…

The preliminary hearing for a Havertown man, facing homicide by vehicle and DUI charges for an alleged fatal hit-and-run, was continued in district court on Friday. Paul R. Jones, 53, of the 500 block of Wales Road, was arrested within 20 minutes of the incident after witnesses provided police with a description of the striking vehicle and license plate number.
When stopped by police, Jones immediately expressed his remorse and blurted out “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it,” repeatedly, according to police reports.
Police said he allegedly continued to say, “I hit something on Baltimore Pike just outside of Philadelphia,” Jones said in unsolicited statements to Capt. George Rhoades Jr. and Officer Michael Crosby, Criminal Investigator Matthew Rowles wrote in the affidavit. “I don’t know what. I’m sorry. I’m stupid. My life is over.”

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Portland, Ore.; Petaluma, Cal.; Hermantown, Minn.; Brown Deer, Wisc.; Lubbock, Texas; Columbia, SC; Plano, Texas; Indianapolis; Killeen, Texas; Moncks Corner, SC; Las Vegas; Winchester, Va.; San Diego;

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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