Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMLIX

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.

13649. When first responders arrived, they found a deceased man on the side of the westbound lane under the overpass at South Glenburnie Road, police wrote in the release. Officials believe the pedestrian was the victim of a hit-and-run.

13650. MPD said they’re searching for a gray SUV. A nearby surveillance camera captured the moment the suspect vehicle quickly turned left, slammed into a pedestrian in the crosswalk near Warren Avenue and kept driving, leaving the victim injured in the middle of the street. “That’s sad. I know that there was another one that happened before,” Mia Kasper told 12 News while on a run along Brady Street Tuesday.

13651. Two people who died following a hit-and-run crash on August 23 have been identified, Prince George’s County police said Tuesday.

13652. A Huntington Beach minor was arrested Tuesday night in connection with a string of three hit-and-runs that apparently targeted bicyclists, killing one of them. The unidentified child was arrested at about 9 p.m. and booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall on one count of homicide and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, the Huntington Beach Police Department said in a news release. Sunday night, three cyclists were struck, and one of them, 70-year-old Steven Gonzales of Huntington Beach, was killed.

13653. The Summerville Police Department is investigating a deadly hit and run that happened Wednesday night.

13654. A hit-and-run incident on 17th Avenue left a girl dead early Wednesday morning, according to authorities. Police said the incident unfolded at around 3 a.m. on 17th Avenue and East 33rd Street. They said the victims arrived at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center by private vehicle. Involved in the incident were a 16-year-old girl and two 16-year-old boys. The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. One boy sustained a broken foot; he was treated and released. The second boy did not report any injuries.

13655. Around 8:30 p.m., he was crossing back over West Ridge Road in the crosswalk between Buffalo Wild Wings and Red Lobster when he heard the sound of motorcycles. “I kept hearing these high rpms but there was stopped traffic and I couldn’t figure out why … come to find out, these motorcycles were spitting lanes and going up through the three lanes of traffic,” he says. “Two of the bikes had come through the intersection and I kinda raised my hands up and looked at them knowing that I was in the crosswalk and had the right of way … and the next thing I know, I was hit by a third motorcyclist on my right side.”

13656. A months-long investigation has concluded into a hit and run that seriously injured a 21-year-old pedestrian. Michael Arndt, age 55 of Elizabethtown, was recently arrested after police say he struck the victim with his pickup truck months earlier and then simply drove away—not only fleeing the scene but opting not to call any potentially life-saving emergency services either.

13657. “I am just thankful that I am here and I’m alive. I’m still breathing and talking. And pretty soon I’ll be able to walk,” Gallihano Constant told CBS12 News on Thursday. “They told me I got into a hit and run, but I don’t remember getting hit by a car or anybody at all. I don’t that happening.”

13658. AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — A Long Island man was struck and killed by an SUV while crossing the street in Suffolk County, and police are searching for the driver who they say fled the scene.

13659. A Local 10 News crew was at the scene where a blue tarp was covering the body of the victim involved in the crash. Authorities have not released any information on the victim or suspect that were involved in the incident.


13661. A 59-year-old woman was in critical condition on Friday after a cyclist on an e-bike traveling in the wrong direction up 2nd Avenue in Manhattan struck her and then fled the scene, officials said.

13662. The Cleveland Police Department is seeking information regarding a hit-and-run crash on Thursday, Sept. 14, on South Ocoee Street near Chattanooga Pike that resulted in the death of a bicyclist, according to Lt. Evie West, public information officer for the CPD.

13663. “I was trying to keep the blood out of my eyes,” he said. “I was pouring blood and I got his tag number and  I just hollered it out about 50 times in the middle of the road.”

13664. A woman in Chattanooga is dead after a hit-and-run Friday night and now police are looking for the driver.

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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