Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMLXVII

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.

13796. “Right now, my brother Alan Tienda has a broken side of the hip bone, right side of his face,” said the victim’s sister Samantha Lopez. “I just want justice for them because these two people are good people. They had a lot of plans. They have a 2-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy. They had plans.”

13797. Dallas Police are looking for the driver of a Cadillac SUV in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 7-year-old girl. Police said Wednesday they believe the vehicle that killed 7-year-old Zeina Haffanin late Sunday night was a 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade.

13798. “Contrary to the oath he took as a law enforcement officer and a government employee, Smith endangered and showed disregard for others’ lives,” said Assistant Director in Charge David Sundberg of the FBI Washington Field Office. “His guilty plea today demonstrates the FBI’s unwavering pursuit of justice on behalf of the American people.”

13799. A pedestrian was fatally struck in Queens, and the driver who hit him fled on foot.


13801. Jarring video shows a boy get struck by an SUV as he was crossing an intersection in New Jersey, with the vehicle never appearing to stop or barely even slow down — and now police are searching for the driver.

13802. The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is seeking tips from the public regarding a pedestrian-vehicle hit and run that happened on Wednesday, October 18, on W. 11th.

13803. Police said the driver, who had caused that initial crash along the highway, exited their car and attempted to leave the scene of the collision by running across the freeway. While doing so, police said, they were “struck by multiple vehicles.” Officers pronounced the person dead shortly after arriving on the scene, FWPD said.

13804. BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A 15-year-old boy was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash while riding an electric bicycle in Butler Township on Thursday.

13805. According to Akron Police, a 12-year-old was hit by an orange-colored vehicle around 4:20 p.m. at the intersection of E Archwood Ave. and S Arlington St. The child was in the crosswalk when he was struck, police say.

13806. COLUMBUS, Ohio — One person was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in south Columbus Saturday evening, according to the Columbus Division of Police.

13807. The Lincoln Police Department is investigating an accident that sent one person to the hospital in critical condition.

13808. Syracuse, N.Y. —A 56-year-old woman hit by a car while crossing James Street in Syracuse this week has died, police said.

13809. A man driving a truck and another man on a bicycle got into a heated argument Saturday night near the area where a pro-Palestine demonstration was being held in northeast Fresno. And it was a bystander woman who ended up with a broken bone.

13810. Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run in Auburn, and they are asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible suspect.

13811. El Paso police and Crime Stoppers are asking for help in finding the driver who was involved in a hit-and-run that killed an elderly man in downtown El Paso. Recommended: Police believe a hit-and-run killed an 80-year-old in downtown El Paso. According to police, 80-year-old Luis Valles was found lying near the intersection of Kansas and 3rd street .

13812. A 78-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash as he was crossing the street in Kissimmee early on Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

13813. The Brookhaven Police Department has announced the arrest of two individuals they believe were involved in the fatal hit-and-run of 55-year-old Linda Powell. The incident happened Oct. 19 near Clairmont Road and Canmont Drive. Officers found Powell deceased in the roadway. After interviewing multiple witnesses and obtaining video footage from nearby businesses, they came to the conclusion that two drivers were involved.

13814. LOMPOC, Calif. — According to the Lompoc Police Department, one person was killed in a hit and run incident Saturday night in the parking lot of a Home Depot.

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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