Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXCII

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.

14123. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 10, officers responded to an accident on Ohio Street in Oshkosh. At the scene, they found that a vehicle traveling south on Ohio Street towards 3rd Avenue hit a person and then fled the scene. The victim was identified as a 38-year-old man who was pronounced dead at the scene.

14124. Police are looking for car that they said took off after hitting and killing a woman in Sacramento Tuesday. Sacramento Police Department responded to Freeport Boulevard and Potrero Way after reports that a car hit a woman in the area around 6 p.m. Arriving officers found a woman with significant injuries who ultimately died after being taken to a hospital. Police believe she was on a bicycle when the collision happened.

14125. “He can’t drive, he can’t do any of the things that he was used to doing before,” said Cara Foster. The championship-winning dancer and instructor is still coming to grips with his limited mobility. “That’s a huge difference, world of a difference for him. That’s also his livelihood.”

14126. Colorado Springs Police say it was a 13-year-old girl who was hit while crossing a crosswalk, she was taken to Children’s Hospital and police say she injuries were not life-threatening.

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14128. SAN JOSE, Calif. — A man died in a hit-and-run collision in San Jose on Wednesday evening, according to police.

14129. A driver mysteriously disappeared from a hit-and-run scene — then came a gruesome discovery, officials said. Days after the crash, the missing North Carolina driver was found dead down a “steep embankment.” He was thrown from his vehicle before it continued moving, causing the hit-and-run Jan. 6, according to the High Point Police Department.

14130. LA woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a truck that left the scene Thursday evening. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) responded to the area of Washington Avenue and Yale Street near Decatur around 8:24 p.m.

14131. SAUGERTIES — A woman was struck and later died in a hit-and-run collision Wednesday night while walking on the shoulder of Route 9W, Saugerties police said.

14132. Police said the victim, later identified as 70-year-old Fernando Gutierrez of Fresno, was crossing Shields when a vehicle struck him in in the westbound lanes. Gutierrez died Jan. 6 at Community Regional Medical Center, the Fresno County Coroner’s Office reported Thursday.

14133. One of two hit-and-run drivers who hit and killed a pedestrian on a notorious eastern Queens street roadway last month has been arrested, NYPD said — but cops have yet to find the second who left the man dead in the middle of the street.

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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