Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMLII

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. After a respite from keeping the list, it restarted in January 2019, highlighting one case a day. If there’s a case you’ve seen that deserves highlighting, drop me a line at hickey@brianphickey.com.

13516. An Applebee’s patron was tackled to the floor while holding a baby and then beaten by Wisconsin police officers as the real suspects of a hit-and-run hid in the bathroom in a horrific case of mistaken identity. Kenosha police officers were searching for the suspects involved in a serious crash on July 20 when witnesses to the crash said that they saw two black men and a woman carrying a child bolt down the road into a nearby Applebee’s, according to WISN 12 News.

13517. Miami police investigated a hit-and-run crash in the city’s Brickell neighborhood Friday morning that left two construction workers injured.

13518. OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma Police have made an arrest regarding a nearly 2-year-old case. In August of 2021, officers responded to a reported hit-and-run in Bricktown. Two people were riding on a scooter when they were struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Both riders were left injured in the road.

13519. The deceased male – a 30 year old who resided in Eagle Township was riding a scooter with illuminated lights and wearing a reflective traffic vest on the West bound shoulder where he was struck.  Deputies were able to obtain vehicle part information from on scene evidence and determine the following suspect vehicle.

13520. Chicago police said they are investigating a hit-and-run crash near the United Center on the Near West Side. Police said it happened as a 37-year-old woman was getting out of her car Friday night around 11:07 p.m. at Adams and Wood. She was struck by a white SUV being driven by another woman, police said.

13521. Newly released video captured by a surveillance camera in downtown St. Louis shows the moments leading up to a hit-and-run near Busch Stadium.

13522. A bicyclist was critically injured in a hit-and-run early Friday morning. Police say they received a call around 3:19 a.m. Friday for a major crash in the 1400 block of 18th Street NW.

13523. YORK COUNTY, PA – On Wednesday, around 07:58 a.m., York County Regional Police reported a hit and run incident on Union Street at Cherry Alley in Manchester Borough. The incident resulted in a 16-year-old bicyclist being injured.

13524. Lexington Police say they responded to a crash at around 11:20 PM on Saturday night along West Loudon and North Broadway. They say a vehicle hit the man and drove off. The Fayette County Coroner pronounced the man dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as 52-year-old Ansean Jackson.

13525. A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

13526. A 27-year-old Higganum man person has serious injuries after a hit-and-run in Haddam Friday night, according to state police.

13527. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says a pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run crash Monday morning in the northwest valley. According to police, the crash occurred at about 6:04 a.m. near Tenaya and Centennial Parkway. LVMPD says the injured pedestrian was transported to a local hospital. Police updated later Monday morning that the individual had died.

13528. Honolulu police opened up an investigation after a deadly hit-and-run on North Nimitz Highway Sunday night. It happened around 9:10 p.m. near the H-1 Freeway westbound ramp in the Kalihi area. HPD said the driver hit a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the freeway.

13529. Lincoln police are looking for the driver behind a hit-and-run that injured a 13-year-old student on Tuesday morning. Authorities said it happened in front of Culler Middle School around 7:50 a.m. The student was attempting to cross Vine Street in the crosswalk near Mahoney Drive, according to investigators.

13530. According to police, around 5:20 p.m., officers arrived at the 3700 block of Liberty Heights for a reported hit-and-run crash. They found an 88-year-old woman inside her vehicle that had suffered front-end damage. She was transported to a hospital where she would die from her injuries.

13531. Police in Hutchinson are working to identify a suspect following a hit-and-run. It happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 800 block of West 5th Avenue. When police arrived, they found a woman who had been struck by a vehicle in the roadway.

13532. A pedestrian was found dead on Sunday, August 13, by a Rialto Police Department officer after a hit-and-run collision, police announced.

13533. Louisville Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run on Bardstown Road.

13534. A Rialto police officer who ran over something in the street discovered it was the body of a man killed in an earlier hit-and-run crash, California police said.

13535. A bicyclist died Thursday morning in a hit-and-run crash in Sacramento, according to police.

13536. A woman waiting inside a Minneapolis bus shelter with her two kids Tuesday afternoon was struck by a vehicle that had collided with a hit-and-run driver, according to police.

13537. CHARLOTTE — The victim of a hit-and-run that led to a police chase told Channel 9′s Almiya White he thinks he narrowly escaped death that day. “Well, she hit me,” Sai Ha said. “I thought I almost died.”

13538. TUMWATER, Wash. — The Tumwater Police Department (TPD) is searching for a driver accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian on Tuesday night.


13540. One man is in serious condition after a hit-and-run crash in southeast Washington, D.C. early Friday morning.

13541. Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run suspect involved in a collision that left a bicyclist seriously injured in La Mesa Wednesday.

13542. A 14-year-old boy was fatally struck by a car early Friday morning at the border of Warren and Roseville just hours after he was reported missing, police report.

13543. Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the driver and vehicle in a deadly hit-and-run in Birmingham. Tyesa Shawtae Smith, 42, was killed on July 4. Birmingham police on Friday released a new picture of the suspect vehicle.

13544. Officers responded to the scene and found 52-year-old Kurt Barbick suffering from critical injuries. He was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

13545. A man is dead after a hit-and-run Friday night. Louisville Metro Police responded to a call for service on a report of a pedestrian struck in the 4900 block of Poplar Level Road at Indian Trail around 9:30 p.m. LMPD’s preliminary investigation reveals that a man was trying to cross Poplar Level Road, not in a crosswalk, when he was hit by an unknown passenger vehicle.

13546. “I was coming home, once I made a right, maybe four or five houses down from the traffic light, there was a little girl – she was four years old, I believe, and her mother was laying holding onto her in the street, so I pulled over and parked my car to make sure she didn’t need CPR….she was bleeding from her head – another child was hit, I think it was her brother….he was sitting on the sidewalk,” said Rashawna Hicks.

13547. “I briefly, in the corner of my eye saw his headlights, and he was in a big truck, so I thought, ‘Oh bleep, this is going to hurt,’’ said Ruggiano. That hurt becoming an agonizing 43 days in the hospital for Rachele Ruggiano. “I had two collapsed lungs, a broken foot, a shattered shin. I had a broken femur, a broken hip, a broken pelvis, a broken shoulder, a broken finger, and a fractured finger on this side.”

13548. “We’re still puzzled,” Jones’ widow, Robin Johnson, told NBC10. “We’re waiting for answers. It’s been six months. They’ve been presented with the car. They have the car as evidence. So I don’t know why it’s taking so long.”

13549. NAMPA, Idaho — The Nampa Police have issued a press release reporting that just before 11:00pm on Friday, officers responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a car in the 16000 block of N. Franklin Blvd. First responders to the scene found a 29 year-old-man with serious injuries, being the victim of an apparent hit-and-run.

13550. Chicago police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a man on Chicago’s West Side early Sunday morning.

13551. CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A man and a dog died early Sunday morning in the Deep Creek area, police say, and it appears they were hit by a car.

13552. One man is dead after a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian in Prince George’s County early Sunday morning, officials said.

13553. WILMINGTON, Ohio — A man is dead after being struck by an unknown driver early Saturday morning in Wilmington, the Wilmington Police Department said.

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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