Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXIX

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.

12961. An initial investigation reportedly revealed that an elderly female pedestrian was crossing Bennington Ave. from the east side of the street to the west side of the road around 7:17 p.m. The pedestrian was in the northbound lane of travel when she was struck by a red vehicle traveling northbound on Bennington. The make and model of the vehicle is still unknown to police.

12962. A woman was killed after she was struck by a car on Saturday night. According to the Lakeland Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of West 10th Street around 11: 06 p.m. for a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian.

12963. A driver fled from a crash Saturday in Orlo Vista that involved another car and two pedestrians — a 29-year-old Orlando woman who suffered fatal injuries and a boy now in critical condition — according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

12964. The woman killed in a hit-and-run on the Tri-State Tollway early Saturday morning has been identified. Colette Smith, 31, from Des Plaines, was fatally struck before 1 a.m. on Interstate 294 near Central Road in north suburban Glenview, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

12965. A 23-year-old man who was arrested last week on accusations that he stole a woman’s SUV in Miami and then ran her over with it is facing another charge after police said he spat in the face of a corrections officer at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

12966. Police are searching for a driver after a man was killed in an early morning hit-and-run in Miami Monday that was caught on camera, officials said.

12967. The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run on the city’s westside Sunday.

12968. A man was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday morning in East Palo Alto, according to police.

12969. Greensboro police is asking for the public’s help into finding a driver that killed a pedestrian on Thursday.

12970. State police have identified and arrested a suspect involved in a fatal Sept. 2022 hit-and-run. 72-year-old Candace Conners of Sherwood was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving physical injury or death.

12971. Police in Suffolk are looking for two vehicles following a deadly hit-and-run in mid-Februrary. Just before 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 12, police were called to a hit-and-run in the 6200 block of Godwin Boulevard. When they got to the scene, they found Kendrick Jackson, 30, of Newport News, who had been hit by a vehicle. He died at the scene.

12972. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash Friday evening that injured a juvenile.

12973. “He only really remembers college right now,” DeCola said. Those who know Christian, though, remember a ”funny, smart, handsome,” young man, she said. “I know all moms say this, but this kid is special and was following his dream to see the world.”

12974. HUNTINGTON STATION, NY — A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash while she was crossing the street in Huntington Station early Saturday, Suffolk police said.

12975. “I was like completely unconscious. Like, I don’t remember anything,” said Erin Cammarota, who was also hit by the car. “I didn’t even realize I was hit by a car when I woke up, I thought it was all just a dream.”

12976. Police say a woman was killed and an 18-year-old was injured by a hit-and-run Friday night in the Coney Island area.

12977. San Marcos police searching for hit-and-run suspect; 61-year-old victim still unable to walk.

12978. Seattle Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver that hit someone on the sidewalk and drove away Thursday afternoon.

12979. New Castle County police are looking for the driver of an Infiniti G37 sedan who seriously injured an 8-year-old boy in a Bear hit-and-run on Thursday evening.

12980. NORTH LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in Lebanon County are asking for the public’s help as they continue to look for the driver in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a pedestrian. The victim, a 20-year-old man, remains hospitalized after the Feb. 11 crash.

12981. Officers were called to reports of a car hitting a pedestrian on Pacific Hwy S, just south of 288th St. They arrived just before 6 p.m., where they found a man in his early 50s with serious wounds from the crash.

12982. Police are searching for two people who they say dined and dashed at a King of Prussia café and hit one of the café employees with their car while fleeing.

12983. Police said the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by the vehicle. According to LVMPD, the victim sustained “substantial injuries” as a result of the crash and remains in the hospital as of March 2. Police said the “vehicle that struck the pedestrian never stopped on the scene and fled westbound on Flamingo.”

12984. On Friday, the Austin Police Department provided additional details surrounding a February fatal crash between an unknown vehicle and an unidentified bicyclist in north Austin.

12985. Police are looking for a vehicle they believe may be involved in a hit-and-run which critically injured a bicyclist in Asheville.

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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