Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXV

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.

12897. The Bristol Township Police Department is asking the public for help in connection with a fatal hit and run, which occurred Sunday in Levittown.

12898. On February 4, 2023, at approximately 7:03 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 111 at Tom Beckcom Road. This crash killed a white female pedestrian, who at the time was unknown.

12899. The Philadelphia Police Department’s Crash Investigation Division is attempting to identify the pictured vehicle that was involved in an auto vs. pedestrian crash that resulted in the death of a 31-year-old local man at 7:45 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Kensington and Lehigh Avenues. After striking the man the vehicle continued west on Lehigh Avenue after failing to stop or render aid to the victim.

12900. An 80-year-old woman critically injured in a hit-and-run on Capitol Hill has died, Seattle police said.

12901. The Modesto Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash on Yosemite Boulevard and Santa Ana Avenue that lead to the death of a pedestrian on Wednesday. Ronald Swindle, 68, was crossing the street when a vehicle struck him and fled the scene, according to Modesto police. They said that Swindle died at the scene.

12902. Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a hit-and-run driver that left a man dead in Van Nuys Friday.

12903. It happened around 8:38 p.m. on the East Beltline near Woodland Drive, according to the Kentwood Police Department. A 32-year-old man was crossing the Beltline on foot from east to west when a southbound sedan, driven by a 41-year-old Grand Rapids man, hit him. Shortly after, police said the pedestrian was hit again by a dark-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck that fled the scene without stopping. Police have not located the truck. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, officers said.

12904. Police reported a vehicle struck a pedestrian at a crosswalk. According to police, the vehicle fled before officers arrived. At the scene, a 53-year-old man was found and taken to an area hospital. He was later pronounced dead at that hospital.

12905. Hit-and-run drivers killed a 19-year-old and a 32-year-old in two separate crashes in Philadelphia after Sunday’s Super Bowl game.

12906. Hialeah police are searching for the driver who killed a man earlier this week at an intersection just outside Palmetto General Hospital.

12907. Police in Antioch are investigating a hit-and-run collision that left a man in critical condition Thursday.

12908. The FBI is getting involved in the case to bring justice to the family of Ben Kable after he was killed in a hit-and-run but FOX 2 has learned the suspect told her friend not to call police and then fled the country

12909. Police in Savannah need your help identifying a truck involved in a hit-and-run incident that injured two people in their 70s.

12910. “It’s sad. It’s really sad. You hit a person and you don’t see if they’re okay, or make sure that they’re okay or anything, that’s sad. It’s gotta be on your conscience,” said Lolita Williams, the victim’s sister.

12911. Phoenix police are looking for the vehicle involved hit and run death of a young boy on Saturday afternoon. Around 5 p.m., police responded to a collision involving a boy and a truck near 67th Avenue and Thomas road. Officers arrived and found the boy with critical injuries. He was taken to hospital, where he later died.

12912. A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run crash in Tucson late Saturday, Feb. 11.

12913. In a statement issued by the El Paso Police Department, the name of a pedestrian that was killed in a hit-and-run on Interstate 10 west and Transmountain Road Friday night has been released.

12914. San Antonio police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a man hospitalized with a head laceration Friday night, according to San Antonio police.

12915. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the fourth hit-and-run in the past 15 days.

12916. On Jan. 30, a Volkswagen was street racing when they swerved to avoid crashing. Instead, they hit a cyclist and then drove off.

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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