Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXXXIX

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.

13292. Chicago police have released a surveillance image of a vehicle wanted for a hit and run in the city’s Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. On Friday night around 11:10 p.m., several pedestrians were crossing 87th Street near Lafayette when the vehicle hit one of them, launching them in the air, according to police. That person was seriously injured, police said.

13293. Police in southern Indiana are investigating after a toddler was killed in a hit-and-run Friday morning. Det. Lt. Samuel Moss, with the Jeffersonville Police Department, said in a news release that a little girl was severely injured in a hit-and-run around 11 a.m. at the Motel 6 on Hospitality Way, near Eastern Boulevard and Interstate 65. She was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital with a police escort where she later died.

13294. Miami police are appealing for the public’s help while releasing new surveillance video of a hit-and-run that nearly took the life of a father of four children. Police spokesman, officer Mike Vega, said, “He didn’t even stop. He didn’t call 911. He didn’t do anything to help this victim.” New video from a CBS News Miami viewer shows people trying to help the victim as he lay on the ground.

13295. A pedestrian who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run crash in Oakland has died in the hospital, according to police.

13296. Four suspects were being sought in connection with a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a 14-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle in South Los Angeles last month, authorities said.

13297. HOLMDEL – Police are searching for a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident with a stolen car early Saturday that also involved two teen-age girls.

13298. Alvaro Sanchez, who was on the other side of the motel when the child was hit, believes police will find answers. “When I hear the noise, the mama crying, I just come and see,” Sanchez said. “Oh man, it’s sad. Just sad because she’s so little.”

13299. One person is dead after a fatal hit-and-run crash in Jurupa Valley, officials announced on Saturday.

13300. “Our mom is just gone forever because someone couldn’t pay attention to the road and then left her there,” Samantha said. “When I got that call I was shocked. I always thought I’d have more time with my mom. I don’t have children yet and that was something I wanted her to be there for.”

13301. Myrtle Beach police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run that happened on May 18.

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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