Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCCLVIII

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.

12027. Police are looking for a suspect after a hit-and-run in Center City. Police tell Action News around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man was crossing Broad Street at Pine Street when he was hit by a car.

12028. A 63-year-old bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run near 16th and Roosevelt streets in Phoenix on Friday evening, officials said.

12029. A 7-year-old girl is injured after she was struck by a car in the city’s Roseland neighborhood Friday afternoon. The girl was walking in the street just after 3 p.m. in the 900 block of East 113th Place when she was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound, according to Chicago police.

12030. A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car Saturday night in downtown Salt Lake City. … The victim was later identified as 65-year-old Martin Minteer.

12031. “The last time I saw Dywimas, we were at my Mama’s house. He was going to live in Georgia with family,” mother Shandra Autman said. “He gave me a big hug and smile and told me he loved me. That was the last I saw him. We hadn’t heard from him in three years. We just wanted to know where he was. It is a big loss, a real big loss.”

12032. A woman was found dead Monday night after being struck by a driver who left the scene in Southeast Portland, police said Tuesday.

12033. “It’s heartbreaking. We’ve been numb for the past two weeks. His kids are lost and his wife… what is she going to do? It’s terrible.”

12034. Tucson police say they suspect homicide after two pedestrians were hit in a parking lot March 25.

12035. Los Angeles County Sheriffs are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that hit two pedestrians and fled from the scene.

12036. San Jose police are searching for a driver who struck and killed two women in a crosswalk Thursday evening. The hit-and-run happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the area of Ocala Avenue and Oakton Court near Alum Rock Middle School, police said.

12037. “Mr. Abbott is continuing to harass our victim,” McKay said. “He did return to the house about 30 minutes after this incident, threw a brick through his window. So he knows where the victim lives, he is continuing to text and harass him. So getting him off the street is of the utmost importance and any assistance that we can get, we appreciate.”

12038. A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Coram on Wednesday night, Suffolk police said.

12039. A 73-year-old man died last Thursday after being hit by a car while biking in southeast Austin. Police are now searching for the car involved.

12040. ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. — A Louisiana State Police Lieutenant was arrested Friday morning after allegedly filing a false report about a hit and run to cover up a hit-and-run crash that he was the driver in.

12041. A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized in a recent hit-and-run in Baltimore County, and police are looking for the identified vehicle, authorities said.

12042. The girl, thought to be as young as 5, was rushed to Lurie Children’s Hospital, while an injured 38-year-old woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. Both were listed in good condition and later released, according to police and the report.

12043. A hit-and-run crash Saturday night on Lakewood Avenue between Briggsmore and Orangeburg avenues killed a bicyclist, Modesto police report.

12044. “Jay alerts,” as Mr. Williams said they would be called to pay tribute to the girl, would contain a description of a vehicle that had fled the scene and be distributed to repair shops, which would be required to register with PennDOT. “Repair shops will be put on notice that if someone comes within a certain period of time with damages to their car that were alerted by the state police, … that information would be advanced to the state police and then they would investigate those cars.”

12045. Police in Bell Gardens are seeking the public’s help in a hit-and-run that occurred early Saturday morning and left a woman with serious injuries. Authorities said that the white pickup truck ran the woman down as she was attempting to open her driver’s side door and also hit two cars.

12046. A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Beaverton on Monday night, according to Beaverton Police.

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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