Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXCIII

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.

14134. Miami Fire Rescue units responded and transported the victim, identified as 47-year-old Zoinel Pavon Lopez, to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he remains in critical condition. The victim’s wife, Rosa Ferro, said her husband has been in a coma ever since the crash. “[The driver] left him there like a dog in the street,” she said in Spanish.

14135. Oakland police have released photos of a car wanted in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a young woman on a sidewalk on New Year’s Day.

14136. The Saugerties Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run car accident that occurred on Wednesday, January 10, where 21-year-old Starllie Swonyoung of Saugerties was fatally struck from behind by a southbound vehicle while walking along the shoulder of the roadway on Route 9W between the Village of Saugerties and the hamlet of Malden.

14137. LAKELAND, Fla. — A 59-year-old woman walking on Kennedy Boulevard died after she was hit by an oncoming car, according to the Lakeland Police Department.

14138. “He did not deserve to go like this. He did not deserve that,” said Sylvia Dorn-Lloyd, Lloyd’s stepmother. “You could’ve at least checked to see if he was breathing or checked to make sure he was alive. You just hit him and left him to die in the street.”

14139. FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – Florence officers released the photo of a man they believe was involved in a hit-and-run Friday in hopes of identifying him.

14140. COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bicyclist was killed when they were struck by a vehicle on the city’s south side Friday night, according to the Columbus Division of Police. Police said an adult was riding a bicycle in the area of South High Street and Southgate Drive at 10:20 p.m. The adult was then hit by an unknown vehicle traveling on the road. The vehicle did not stop after hitting the bicyclist, police said.

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14142. WHITE PINE, Tenn. (WATE) — An Alabama man has been identified as the victim of a hit-and-run in White Pine, according to police.

14143. Durham police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run Saturday night involving a pedestrian.

14144. A man hit by three vehicles while crossing a Los Angeles street died, and none of the drivers stopped, California police reported.

14145. A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in Brick Township on Saturday morning, authorities said.

14146. DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) — A driver was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 88 after they were involved in another collision on Sunday morning, Illinois State Police said.

14147. On Saturday, deputies said a man was pushing a bicycle across the westbound main lanes on the 16000 block of the East Freeway near Sheldon at about 10 p.m. A gray Nissan Versa swerved to the left to avoid the pedestrian, but struck him with its right-side view mirror and knocked him down, deputies said. According to authorities, a second car then ran over and killed the man before taking off.

14148. MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Two strollers were clipped in a double hit-and-run in a busy intersection near Rockefeller Center Sunday afternoon. Witnesses say a yellow SUV, possibly a taxi, hit one person pushing a stroller – and then sped away and hit another person, also hitting that stroller.

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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