Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCC

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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.

8317. Miramar, Fla. June 3. 47-year-old man fatally struck by a white cargo van which fled the scene.

8318. Philadelphia, PA. June 1. 18-year-old man fatally struck by a stolen white Prius which fled the scene.

8319. Mercersburg, Pa. June 2. 60-year-old man fatally struck by a gold Kia Sportage which fled the scene.

8320. Gadsden, Ala. June 1. 60-year-old man badly injured (and dog killed) when struck by a silver F-150 which fled the scene.

8321. Greenwood, Ind. June 2. 26-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a red sedan which fled the scene.

8322. Holland, Mich. June 1. 35-year-old man injured when struck by a red Ford pickup which fled the scene.

8323. Houston, Texas. June 2. Woman fatally struck by a truck which fled the scene.

8324. Wilton, NY. June 3. 9-year-old boy badly injured when struck by a white SUV which fled the scene.

8325. Casper, Wyo. June 3. Man injured when struck by a gold-colored car which fled the scene.

8326. Rochester, NY. June 3. 23-year-old woman injured when struck by a gray vehicle which fled the scene.

8327. Pepperell, Mass. May 31. 54-year-old man injured when struck by a small green car which fled the scene.

8228. Jefferson, La. June 1. Bicyclist fatally struck by two unidentified vehicles which fled the scene.

8229. New Haven, Ind. May 31. Bicyclist injured when struck by a silver vehicle which fled the scene.

8230. East Dublin, Ga. May 31. 7-year-old girl badly injured when struck by a Ford F-150 which fled the scene.

8231. Memphis, Tenn. June 1. Woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8232. New Bern, NC. May 30. 37-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8233. Greenfield, Wisc. May 30. 42-year-old injured when struck by a 2006-2012 white Toyota RAV4 which fled the scene.

8234-35. State College, Pa. May 26. 20- and 19-year-old men on bicycles injured when struck by a sedan which fled the scene.

8236. Beaumont, Texas. May 29. 51-year-old man fatally struck by an older truck which fled the scene.

8237. Town of Vienna, Va. May 28. 9-year-old boy on bicycle injured when struck by a blue minivan which fled the scene.

8238. Tulsa, Okla. May 31. 6-year-old boy injured when struck by a Chevy Impala which fled the scene.

8239. Springfield, Mass. May 29. 52-year-old man fatally struck by a Nissan Altima or Nissan Maxima which fled the scene.

8340. Absecon, NJ. May 28. 26-year-old man fatally struck by a Honda Civic which fled the scene.

8341. Rotterdam, NY. May 29. 47-year-old man fatally struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

8342. Ventura, Cal. May 30. Man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8343. St. Petersburg, Fla. May 30. 57-year-old man fatally struck by a dark-colored SUV which fled the scene.

8344. Apple County, Cal. May 29. 23-year-old man injured when struck by a black SUV which fled the scene.

8345. Detroit, Mich. May 29. 49-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8346. Norwalk, Ohio. May 29. 7-year-old boy injured when struck by a van which fled the scene.

8347. Van Nuys, Cal. May 29. 57-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later surrendered.

8348. Las Vegas, Nev. May 28. 37-year-old man fatally struck by a yellow Ford truck which fled the scene.

8349. Charleston, SC. May 28.16-year-old male fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8350. Albuquerque, NM. May 28. 4-year-old injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8351-52. Los Angeles, Cal. May 28. Two pedestrians injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

 

Related stories:

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Former Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has been charged with vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run stemming from an October crash in Bellevue that left another driver injured.

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A 17-year-old girl has surrendered to West Sacramento police in connection with the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian Wednesday night.

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GREENWICH, Conn. — A 17-year-old Greenwich boy charged in the hit-and-run death of a local dad had told police that he had hit a deer, not a person, according to the Greenwich Time.

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Austin police have arrested the driver in the May 22 hit-and-run death of a 3-year-old boy hit while crossing Cameron Road.

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“I’m really sorry for what happened,” McDonough, 24, of Pennsville said to Pszenny. “I regret it every day of my life. I wish I could take it back.”

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Mental illness is being blamed for a crime spree that put three bicyclists in the hospital, leaving them in critical condition last summer.

Alamar Houston, 38, allegedly ran down the bicyclists on the outskirts of West Sacramento and Clarksburg in June 2015, which led to a police chase through the streets of downtown Sacramento.

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“I want to make myself very, very clear,” Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas told Johnson during a bond hearing Tuesday. “You are not allowed to drive.”

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Almost a year before a deadly hit-and-run on Milwaukee’s northwest side , a pastor was worried something bad would happen on her street. Pastor Mary Jiles started a petition for speed bumps, calling on the city to slow down the traffic. She is hoping they are willing to listen now to stop more tragedy from happening.

Balloons and candles mark the spot where a hit-and-run accident happened Friday. Police say a speeding, stolen SUV blew the stop sign at 39th and Hadley and slammed into a car with a family inside. Danielle Triggs, 46 and her grandson, Taeshawn Griffin, 8, were killed.

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Authorities are trying to figure out what led an unidentified off-duty Philadelphia police officer to open fire following a reported hit-and-run incident on Tuesday evening in North Philadelphia.

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Authorities say 39-year-old Tracy Clapp left the scene of an April 20 hit-and-run, then changed her appearance in an attempt to go unnoticed by cops, reports the OC Register.

Her body alterations—a sort of Mike Tyson “tribal” face tattoo, and bright pink hair—may have worked for a brief spell, as she was able to evade police for more than a month after the incident. Though, in the end, police were able to see through her ink job.

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Hill died from his injuries March 25 at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Thongdara, police said, had a blood alcohol level of 0.217 that night, according to the toxicology report.

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Fail, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders and a member of the Southern Crusaders for Christ motorcycle ministry in Prattville, was riding a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was hit at the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard and Federal Drive by a 1993 Buick Park Avenue.

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The victims were driving on Williamson Street when a car slapped into them.  Witnesses told police that the man who hit them, got out of his car and removed his license plate before running away.

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A woman charged in the death of a man killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend in the Avalon Park neighborhood admitted she drank a glass of cognac before driving and was going as much as 50 mph when she hit the man, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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GRANADA HILLS, CA — The teenaged driver whose car struck two people in Granada Hills, and who reportedly made an obscene gesture at his victims as he drove away, turned himself in, police said today.

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A group of runners spent the holiday weekend showing their support for a SEPTA officer who was injured during a hit-and-run crash while jogging last week.

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“I was feeling blessed, very blessed, because people were calling me,” she said. “It’s easier for me to roll it (new wheelchair) because the other one was a little bigger. I travel with this one (second wheelchair) because my mom has a hard time with the other one, the heavier one.”

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When police responded about 5:33 a.m., a 37-year-old man said he saw the woman fall in an apparent suicide attempt, according to a police report. The witness said he and two other men came to her aid, but a fourth man began to fight with them “telling them to get away from his girl and she was going with him,” police reported.

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Tulsa, Okla.; Winston Salem, NC; Bakersfield, Cal.; Charlotte, NC; Utica, NY; Red Oak, Texas; Enid, Okla.; Belle Isle, Fla.; Albuquerque, NM; Lubbock, Texas; Philadelphia, Pa.; Vienna, NY; San Jose, Cal.; Wichita, Kan.; Jackson Co., Ga.; Hopewell, NJ; Rocky Mount, NCEspañola, NM; Maplewood, NJ.

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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