Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXXII

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.

13025. Fort Lauderdale Police are currently on the hunt for a driver who hit a man and left him to die in the middle of the road.

13026. The mother and the dog died at the scene, and the daughter was hospitalized after being hit about 6:50 p.m. while walking in a marked crosswalk across Blossom Hill Road in the area of Leigh Avenue.

13027. Pennsylvania State Police troopers in Dauphin County are looking for a man accused in a hit-and-run crash involving an injury, according to PA Crime Stoppers. “(Christian) Melones is wanted for a 2021 hit-and-run crash involving an injury in West Hanover Township,” Crime Stoppers said in a statement.

13028. Cleveland police officials are looking for the car responsible for injuring a pedestrian in a hit-and-run Saturday morning.

13029. Police in Tarpon Springs are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a teenage girl Tuesday morning. According to the Tarpon Springs Police Department, the 17-year-old from Pompano Beach in South Florida, was crossing U.S. Highway 19 near Klosterman Road when she was struck by a Toyota pickup truck that was traveling northbound.


13031. A pedestrian died early Tuesday after the driver of a vehicle hit him on a Clearwater road and left the scene, police said.

13032. Through the investigation, Captain Silberman said they believed that Dion intentionally hit Shearon. When asked if he could share a motive behind this being intentional, Captain Silberman said they have a pretty good idea, but that they were unable to share that information at the moment.

13033. Investigators say the 27-year-old man was crossing Island Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia when he was struck by a 65-year-old man driving a Nissan in the southbound lanes. The impact was so great that the man was pushed into the northbound lane, where police say he was struck by a second vehicle. That driver ran over the man and kept going, leaving the man for dead. Police said the first driver remained on scene.

13034. Authorities with the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance regarding a hit-and-run incident that claimed the life of an 84-year-old woman in Hollywood.

13035. Police are searching for a driver who fled the scene of a deadly crash involving two bicyclists Sunday night in Shawnee, Okla.

13036. Police in Chelsea, Massachusetts, are searching for a driver who hit a pedestrian and fled Friday night. The crash on Broadway sent a man in his 50s to Massachusetts General Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, police said.

13037. “I’m very lucky because I could be where he’s at now in heaven,” said Baker. “Jason was a really great guy. For his family, I want them to know that he did love them. Cared a lot about them.”

13038. “Emira always had a pleasant smile and gracious mannerisms and was an asset to the community and our building. She epitomized what a great neighbor is and should be,” the River Edge Condominium Association said in a statement, which was shared by news outlets including Boston 25 and WCVB.

13039. Following the collision, the driver left the scene and continued southbound, according to a police report. The pedestrian was a white male in their sixties. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

13040. Police say 43-year-old Jason Galaforo was a pedestrian walking in the eastbound lanes of Highway 90 when he was struck just before 10 p.m. by a vehicle that fled the scene on the night of March 17. He later died that night in a nearby hospital.

13041. Redwood City police are asking for tips from the public after a bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday night.

13042. According to police, a pedestrian was walking their bicycle on Patton Avenue when they were struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was taken to Mission Hospital in critical condition, police say.

13043. A pedestrian has been struck and killed in Hartford and police are looking for the person responsible.

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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