Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMLVII

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.

13619. Police are looking for a car that left a person seriously hurt in a hit-and-run in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on Sunday.

13620. Last Friday, police say 63-year-old Fatima Antonio left work at Costco on Morena Boulevard and as she walked into the lot, a driver hit her and sped away. Antonio sustained multiple bone fractures and internal injuries from the crash. Her daughter Lisandra lives with her and had plans for her to walk with her down the aisle at her wedding, but now she’s pleading to help to find the driver. “My mom is my only family in the United States. She’s a single mom. We’ve always had each other, she’s always been my rock and I’ve always been hers,” Lisandra said. “I don’t understand how this person has no conscience, just walking around out here, not even caring that they’ve hit someone.”

13621. Police and EMS units were called to investigate after a person was struck by a car in a hit-and-run. Officials arrived on the scene just before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night to the 700 block of Wyoming Avenue for a reported hit-and-run crash in Luzerne County.

13622. The Fitchburg Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating the driver and vehicle of a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian with serious injuries.

13623. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night, someone driving a pickup truck east on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard hit a woman and kept going. Using evidence left at the scene, investigators determined they are looking for a late-model, dark-colored Nissan Titan Pro4x.

13624. Philadelphia police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian on Tuesday night in the city’s Port Richmond neighborhood. It happened around 8:50 p.m. on the 2400 block of East Lehigh Avenue. Police say the driver of a dark-colored sedan hit the pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street.

13625. A retired police chief who was killed in a hit-and-run crash was honored with a set of wheels. The Las Vegas community gathered on Thursday to remember Andreas Probst. He was riding his bike on August 14 when he was intentionally struck from behind by a 17-year-old driver and died.

13626. The Cobb County (Ga.) Police Department is looking for a hit-and-run driver who left the scene of a crash that injured a 60-year-old man from Marietta.

13627. Baltimore County Police are searching for the driver who hit a man crossing the street in Owings Mills last night, killing him.

13628. Amarillo police say a man was hit by a semi and killed after his car had broken down on the Dumas Highway overnight.

13629. A dog who returned home alone with his leash ripped in half led to the discovery of his disabled owner who was killed in a hit-and-run, police in Georgia said.

13630. The cyclist was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police said the cyclist as a 55-year-old man from Hayward but did not release his name. The incident is the seventh fatal collision in Hayward this year. According to investigators, the suspected driver fled the scene “at a high rate of speed”. The suspect was believed to be the only occupant of the vehicle.

13631. Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating after a 19-year-old man was killed during a hit-and-run in west Louisville.

13632. Police are asking for the public’s help finding information about a hit-and-run crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield Park that resulted in serious injuries to two teens.

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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