Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXIV

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.

12872. Cary police said a pedestrian died Thursday night in a hit-and-run crash and officers are searching for the driver.

12873. Philadelphia police have released a picture of a dark-colored SUV involved in a hit-and-run that critically injured a man in Mayfair. The incident happened on the 7000 block of Frankford Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

12874. CHICAGO (WLS) — A 93-year-old woman died after she was struck in a hit-and-run Thursday afternoon.

12875. LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas woman allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian before driving away, trying to clean evidence off of the vehicle, and speeding back through the crash scene, according to an arrest report.

12876. Colorado’s yearly traffic fatalities are on the rise and among the most careless types of incidents are hit-and-run crashes, where a driver leaves an injured — sometimes fatally — person behind at the scene.

12877. A suspect is now in police custody after police say he fatally struck a bicyclist and fled the scene Friday night.

12878. A 25-year-old woman was killed Friday after she was struck by two vehicles in a hit-and-run in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

12879. The Sarasota Police Department is investigating two deadly hit-and-run incidents that were separated by 20 minutes late Friday night. Both victims involved died.

12880. A tow truck driver was hit and injured by a motorist while outside his truck on Interstate 84 Sunday morning, police said. They suspect he was hit by another tow truck driver.

12881. A 1-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run car crash Friday night, and Milwaukee Police are looking for suspects.

12882. A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Glen Rock on Monday morning, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said.

12883. Baltimore City police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash that took the life of a woman last week. A 31-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene Wednesday, Baltimore Police said. She died of her injuries Tuesday.

12884. Three people were injured in a hit-and-run crash on Chicago’s South Side on Monday night, police said.

12885. The Jersey City Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run on John F. Kennedy Boulevard last week that was caught on video.

12886. Fort Lauderdale police are searching for a driver who they said jumped into a canal after fleeing the scene of a crash.

12887. An 83-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in the borough yesterday morning, according to police, and now they are seeking the public’s help to find that hit-and-run driver. Angela Sanzari of Hawthorne was discovered laying in the roadway when police arrived on the scene Monday morning January 30 after 6:30 a.m.

12888. Detectives are searching for a 2017-2018 Kia Forte that struck a bicyclist around 2:30 am on Saturday in the 5200 block of East 29th Street. The driver fled the scene, and the bicyclist was treated for serious injuries.

12889. As he lay in the street, a blue Dodge Ram ran over him and dragged him 20 feet, then fled the scene. Ray was declared dead at the scene. Video of the truck, a 2007-13 Ram with custom lights and rims and a truck bed equipped with a rack, has been shared to YouTube.

12890. The Denver Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run incident in the area of 11th Street and Speer Boulevard. Officers tweeted Thursday night, saying one person was reported seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle, while the driver left the scene.

12891. A suspect is in custody after police said a pedestrian was killed by a speeding Tesla Tuesday night in Philadelphia’s Nicetown neighborhood.

12892. “She was like joyful, laughing, very much the light of the room,” he said.

12893. More than 24 hours after a Key Biscayne bicyclist was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle on Crandon Boulevard, police on the Village and throughout Miami-Dade County continue searching for the suspect black SUV.

12894. A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Martin Luther King Drive near Vine Street in Corryville.

12895. A pedestrian was hospitalized following a hit-and-run crash. Now, Clearwater police are searching for the driver and suspect vehicle.

12896. COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – The Columbia Police Department is investigating after a man was killed in a deadly hit-and-run collision. CPD said its Traffic Safety unit is investigating an incident in the 7500 block of Garners Ferry Rd. The department said the victim is a 70-year-old man. He was struck by a vehicle while using a crosswalk.

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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