Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMLXXV

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.

13915. Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Capitola, referring to it as a vehicular manslaughter investigation. The crash occurred Saturday evening around 8:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Bay Ave when a driver crashed into a pedestrian.

13916. As the passenger was standing on the right shoulder, the driver of another black sedan came up on the Zipcar, slammed on their brakes and swerved to the right, according to the CHP. The driver avoided the Zipcar but struck the passenger standing on the shoulder, killing them. The driver of the Zipcar was not injured.

13917. Police said the 32-year-old woman was knocked off an overpass and fell onto Bronx River Avenue. The woman had just been involved in a fender-bender with another person and was exchanging information on the side of the road when she was hit, according to investigators. She was rushed to Jacobi Hospital but the injuries from the fall proved fatal.


13919. Around 7:15 this evening Boise Police responded to a report of a possible hit and run on State St west of N. Roe St.  Responding officers located one deceased female victim. Officers secured the scene and the eastbound lanes of State Street were closed for the investigation. Detectives from the Boise Police Violent Crime Unit responded to the scene along with a crash reconstruction team from the Idaho State Police.

13920. SAN JOSE — A former San Jose police officer who gained infamy after he was allegedly caught masturbating while working a call, then was subsequently accused and charged separately with groping women, is in trouble again after a hit-and-run arrest over the weekend.

13921. “I got woken up at about 3 a.m. to 20 missed calls from the hospital trying to get a hold of me. I heard that he got into an accident. It was honestly the worst news that I’ve ever heard in my life,” said Madison Reedy, Stephens’ sister.

13922. Stamford police confirm that one pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run. Authorities say it happened at 6:13 a.m. as the victim was crossing West Main Street by Myano Lane to get to work nearby.

13923. A pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle in Fresno on Nov. 11 has now been identified, according to the Fresno County Coroner’s Office.

13924. Gadsden police are searching for a vehicle they say was involved in a hit-and-run last week. Police say it happened Thursday, Nov. 11 at Gadsden City High School.

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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