Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMX

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.

12808. “His mom said he jumped out the car, and she was like, ‘Hold on son.’’ But as soon as he stepped out, a car came out, swerved and hit him. My son,” Dean said. “He was such a happy, happy child.”

12809. “I couldn’t even see my husband. I couldn’t even hug my husband and say goodbye to him,” she said. “I couldn’t say to my husband for the last time that I loved him.”

12810. According to the Cherokee Police Department, the incident was reported at about 8:36 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2022. Officers were sent to 5th and Willow Street where a man was reportedly hit while lying on the road. Police say they got reports that the man may have fallen off a bicycle.

12811. According to reports, Angel Egmer of La Porte was struck by a black Mustang after leaving Barker Pub in Michigan City Sunday night. The car allegedly drove over her a second time before fleeing the scene.

12812.  TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — A South Valley family whose loved one was killed by a hit and run driver is now dealing with more devastating news. The Dinuba Police Department says a 17-year-old suspect is related to the victim and her parents helped cover the crime.

12813. “We’re in the process of trying to identify her, but we don’t have anything right now,” said Lt. Jeff Cooper with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “She was definitely hit in the road, but that’s all we know. At this time, we have no suspects (and) no witnesses.”

12814. On December 29, Salter was walking to the Key Food across Rockaway Parkway from her home in the Bayview Houses in Canarsie and was hit by a car traveling southbound. The car, police say, kept on going and Salter died from her injuries. Now, Salter’s family is begging for the driver to turn himself in. “Turn yourself in because God sees you because I don’t get no sleep,” said Martha Salter.

12815. POTSDAM, New York (WWNY) – Two police officers have been fired from their jobs for allegedly lying to Potsdam police about who was driving during a hit-and-run crash.

12816. The Los Angeles Police Dept. said a female in her 60s was struck in a crosswalk at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Serrano Ave. in East Hollywood. The incident was reported at approximately 7:30 a.m. The victim was hospitalized in critical condition.

12817. The Austin Police Department is still asking for help identifying a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run crash in October 2022.

12818. Norfolk police are searching for the driver involved in a New Year’s Day hit-and-run that left a woman in critical condition. Officers responded to the 1800 block of East Little Creek Road at 4:25 a.m. Jan. 1 following a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. The victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries, and she remains in critical condition, police said in a news release Monday.

12819. CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — Police are seeking the driver who slammed into a man in Crown Heights then sped away from the scene, according to officials. … A spokesperson for Chabad Lubavich, a religious organization, released video that shows the driver’s silver Mercedes sedan turning against a red light as it hits the victim (Warning: footage has sound and is disturbing).

12820. Eugene Police searching for vehicle in fatal hit-and-run of 17-year-old pedestrian.

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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