Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXXVIII

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.

13122. A 30-year-old man who was struck by an SUV in Hartford Saturday night has died and police are looking for the driver who left the scene.

13123. Chicago police said the 45-year old man was standing in a closed lane next to a construction street sweeper when the driver of a black sedan struck him and kept going. The victim died at the scene, investigators said.

13124. Detroit police are asking for help identifying a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a man last February. A 56-year-old man was killed on Sunday, Feb. 19, after being hit by a car while on the sidewalk.

13125. “It was kind of scary. The victim was right here,” resident Daryca Heinze said. “I looked in my window and I saw the police and then I was confused on what happened because it was so early in the morning.” Alex Cortez says people surrounded the victim, trying to revive him, but police say he died a short time later at Einstein Medical Center.

13126. “He had such a lively spirit. He had this incredible energy to live,” Kapan’s mother Nancy Briguglio said. “This last year without him has been the hardest part of my life, because it’s just so hard to live without such a beautiful person as him.”

13127. A 65-year-old cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in New Milford.

13128. A driver who hit a pedestrian near Sunrise Hospital early Monday morning is on the run from police, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says.

13129. Video shows the moment a police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the highway in Mercer County, New Jersey, over the weekend.

13130. The North Charleston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a hit-and-run case that resulted in critical injuries. According to NCPD, a pedestrian in the area of Remount Road and Craig Street was struck by a vehicle traveling on Remount Road and left the scene.

13131. COLUMBUS, Ohio — A grand jury indicted a Columbus Division of Police officer who was involved in a fatal hit-and-run last year, according to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office. Around 2:40 a.m. on April 20, 2022, 30-year-old Naimo Abdirahman was crossing the street in the area of Morse Road and Walford Street when she was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene. She was pronounced dead moments later.

13132. The Los Angeles Police Department released surveillance video in hopes of locating the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Highland Park.

13133. The Laredo Police Department has released the identity of the man who lost his life after a deadly hit and run that happened on Friday morning. Authorities say Leonardo Teniente, 76, died after being hit while crossing the street at the intersections of Lafayette and San Dario.

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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