Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXXI

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.

13000. MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy is hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

13001. MCCANDLESS, Pa. (KDKA) — McCandless police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a man during the weekend.

13002. The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early this morning in Wilmington. The pedestrian who was struck, a 79-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene.

13003. Ben Jorgenson, a 35-year-old father of five from suburban Streamwood, was killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend, leaving authorities to search for the two vehicles that struck him, and a family seeking answers in his death.

13004. PATCHOGUE, NY — A Farmingville man was killed when he was struck by two hit-and-run drivers in Patchogue early Sunday, police said.

13005. Two construction workers who were hit by a driver who failed to yield to the lane closure they were setting up are now fighting for their lives in Grady Memorial Hospital.

13006. REDMOND, Wash. — Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver that struck and killed a woman in Redmond early Tuesday morning.

13007. Two teens were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries after a hit-and-run pedestrian crash Monday afternoon, the Denver Police Department confirmed to FOX31.

13008. MONTCALM COUNTY, MI – Sheriff’s deputies are trying to find the driver who struck a man walking across the street then fled the scene. An 86-year-old Greenville man suffered severe but non-life-threatening injuries.

13009. “I just can’t believe this,” said the victim’s daughter Ebony Fleming. “She didn’t deserve this.” The 58-year-old victim wrapped up work and went to the deli on the corner of 49th Street and Lancaster Avenue before she was set to return home to her wife of 20 years. She never made it.

13010. Shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a hit-and-run crash on Louisiana Highway 347 near Delcambre Road in St. Martin Parish. The crash claimed the life of Denferd Paul Puckett, Jr., 35, of Duson.

13011. Police are investigating after a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in northwest Miami-Dade Wednesday morning.

13012. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Police are investigating after they say a 2-year-old was struck and killed during a hit-and-run.

13013. San Jose police are asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who struck a pedestrian last week before fleeing the scene.

13014. MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in York County say they’re looking for the driver who hit an 11-year-old girl riding a bicycle.

13015. A woman was critically injured in a hit-and-run in the Avalon Park neighborhood Thursday night, Chicago police said.

13016. Hollywood Police officials said officers were called out to the area for reports of a pedestrian lying in the roadway and found 36-year-old Luis Armando Ortiz. Ortiz had severe injuries that were consistent with a hit-and-run, police said. He was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries.

13017. Around 10:15 pm. on Friday, Sioux Falls Police, Fire, and Ambulance crews responded to a car vs pedestrian crash in the area of North Marion Road and West Bentgrass Street. When crews arrived, they found an adult male with life threatening injuries. Early investigations revealed that a vehicle struck the man as he was crossing the road, and proceeded to leave the scene. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died.

13018. Police continue to seek information about a hit-and-run that killed an older woman in late December. Eugenia Yurovsky, 89, of West Hartford, was struck near the intersection of Boulevard and Whiting Lane shortly before 5 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2022, said Capt. Daniel V. Moffo, public information officer for the West Hartford Police Department. Investigators believe a 2010-2015 GMC-type car may have been involved in the fatal crash.

13019. Seattle Police officers responded to a fatal hit and run collision in SODO after a motorist struck and killed a pedestrian Thursday night.

13020. FALLS CHURCH, VA — City of Falls Church Police are seeking a suspect in a hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian Friday.

13021. A woman died after a hit-and-run collision in the Sodo area late Thursday, according to Seattle police.

13022. A hit-and-run driver struck a University of Pennsylvania police officer on Saturday night. According to police, the incident took place around 10:30 p.m. near 40th and Sansom streets.

13023. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are requesting the public’s help in finding a suspect that severely injured a woman and her dog in a hit-and-run incident.

13024. “This past week has been the roughest,” said the Walsh’s youngest daughter Patricia Doughtery. She was at her mother’s side in the hospital when she died a week after three cars struck her. Debbie Lena, Walsh’s other daughter, was also present and was still in shock. “This entire week, I kept waking up thinking how on earth is this happening?”

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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