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.
1505. Queens, NYC, NY. April 23. Man in his 30s to 40s years old hospitalized after being struck by a sedan which fled.
1506. New Haven, Mich. April 21. Pedestrian struck and injured by a light-colored passenger car which fled the scene.
1507. Anchorage, Alaska. April 24. 28-year-old stuck and killed by a vehicle which fled. “There’s conflicting details about what type of vehicle it may have been,” said Marlene Lammers, Spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department. “We are looking for the driver and the vehicle that struck him, somebody out there knows who did it.”
1508. Laurel County, Ky. April 23. 20-year-old man rollerblading injured when struck by a red, Ford F-150, extended cab which fled the scene.
1509. Austin, Texas. April 23. 20-year-old man on bicycle struck and killed by a dark SUV which left him for dead in the street.
1510. Chicago. April 24. 11-year-old girl injured after being hit by a gray or silver, four-door sedan. The driver did not stop.
1511. Indianapolis. April 25. Bicyclist injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
1512. Lancaster, Cal. April 24. 55-year-old man struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
And I quote (I) FOREIGN EDITION …
Yao Jiaxin, a university student who stabbed a young mother to death after knocking her down with his car in a traffic crash in October 2010, was sentenced to death on Friday by a court in Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province.
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FLINT, Michigan — A suspect in a hit-and-run crash that injured a woman and her grandson was arrested Wednesday, according to a police report.
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SEQUIM — A 50-year-old Sequim man was taken off life support and died Saturday, two days after being hit by an allegedly drunken driver while walking on a sidewalk.
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DENVER – Police are again out looking for leads in the hit-and-run that injured a pregnant woman and killed her unborn baby after clearing a vehicle and driver that had been under suspicion for months. On Dec. 9, Laurie Gorham was run over in the crosswalk at 29th Street and Central Park Boulevard in Stapleton. Denver Police say the driver in the dark-colored SUV kept going.
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According to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Stephen McCarty, the woman was visiting Bakdash at the Hennepin County jail when police took her in to custody as an accessory to a crime.
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Itali Hinton’s belongings are still where she left them the day the bubbly 11-year-old was killed last summer in a hit-and-run accident as she crossed the street to her waiting father in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.
Pink and white dresses hang on a rack in her bedroom. Her teddy bear sits on a shelf. The glow-in-the-dark stickers of stars and moons still spell out her nickname, “Li Li,” on the wall.
Her parents, Derrick and Tomyshuna “Sandy” Hinton (PICTURED), catch themselves referring to the back bedroom in their suddenly quiet Oakland neighborhood home as “Itali’s room.”
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DES MOINES, Iowa—A man charged in a fatal hit-and-run in Altoona will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial.
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A West Jordan man who in 2009 struck and killed a man with his car and then drove away will serve up to five years in prison.
Ronald Matthew Torres, 30, crashed his Mitsubishi Lancer into the back of a Mazda van on 4700 South in West Valley on Oct. 23, 2009. But when the van’s driver, Milton Lynn Patterson, stepped out to examine the damage, Torres reversed and sped off, striking and dragging Patterson.
The 58-year-old Patterson died in a hospital one week later.
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Tullahoma, Tenn.- With his damaged pickup truck still being held by authorities, the suspected hit-and-run driver charged in the fatal, March 26 accident that killed pedestrian Jessica Crownover remains in jail on a $101,500 bond.
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“Yeah, he hit me with my own car,” said Timothy Ray, 36, of Granger. “I tried to stop him but he clipped me pretty good. He got me in the knee and I rolled my ankle.” The impact threw him back into the side of the tire store.
Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Pratville, Ala.; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Wilmington, NC; Houston; Napa, Cal; Naples, Fla.; Pratville, Ala.; Jackson, Miss.; Fayetteville, NC; Huntington, WV; Fairfield, Ca.; Colorado Springs, Colo.
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.)