Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCCLXX

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.

12227. “She was hit with such force that her body was launched into the air about 12 feet when her body actually struck a traffic light and then her body continued to travel 50 feet south where it landed on the sidewalk,” Philadelphia Police Chief Insp. Scott Small said.

“Dia was the person to cheer you up, Dia was the person to ask how you were doing, Dia was the person to offer hug if you wanted it,” Hill said.

12228. Robert Morrison, 53, of Marietta was hit by an unknown vehicle, who they say fled the scene, while he was standing in front of his home, authorities said.

12229. Torrington police are looking for the driver who hit a 12-year old girl riding her bike Sunday night.

12230. “Who would leave an old man laying in the street like that?” she said.

12231. Milwaukee police are trying to find the car that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash Monday at about 3:45 a.m. Police say a woman in her late 40s to early 50s was the victim.  She hasn’t been identified.

12232. Maine State Police are investigating the hit-and-run death of a 35-year-old South Portland woman Saturday night at Acadia National Park. Nicole Mokeme died of a hit-and-run sometime between Saturday June 18 and Sunday morning at Acadia National Park on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center.

12233. “We would loved for us to have had more time with her, but she left nothing on the table. She didn’t waste her time and she lived her life to the fullest,” Carter said.

12234. A witness told police they saw a silver Laramie Edition Ram pickup truck hit a woman walking. The driver, identified as a male, kept driving but then returned a little bit later. He picked the woman up off the ground, put her in the cab and drove off.

12235. One person died in a hit-and-run collision in the Mission early Tuesday morning, a police spokesperson said.

12236. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was hit by two passing vehicles in a hit-and-run late Friday night.

12237. A bicyclist is in the hospital after being hit by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

12238. Philadelphia police on Wednesday located the Tesla car believed to have fatally struck a 21-year-old  woman in a hit-and-run incident Monday evening in Germantown. The driver was still on the loose.

12239. A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a hit-and-run vehicle Wednesday night on Interstate 287 in Bergen County, a New Jersey State Police spokesman said.

12240. UPPER DARBY, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Upper Darby police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that left a man in a wheelchair injured.


12242. Police in Maine are searching for a man in connection with the hit-and-run death in Acadia National Park of the founder of a youth retreat.

12243. Police on Thursday released surveillance video of the incident. The video shows a man on a bike entering a crosswalk closely followed by his two children. Then within seconds a speeding car hits the man and does not stop.

12244. According to investigators, the body of a 56-year-old man was discovered shortly after 9 p.m., and it is believed they were hit by a vehicle while walking along the north side of the roadway. Police say the vehicle that hit the man could possibly be a Ford.

12245. A homeless man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street in East New York, Brooklyn, police said.

12246. Houston police are asking for the public’s help in finding out who is responsible for the death of a man walking on Houston’s eastside last month. Guillermo Rivas, 79, was walking on a crutch, trying to cross the road in the 7600 block E. Navigation Boulevard, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound.

12247. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is investigating a hit-and-run traffic crash that left a woman lying in the middle of the road Friday evening.

12248. According to Assistant Chief Judith Harrison, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, the drivers of the vehicle in question took off at a very high rate of speed. Seconds later, they struck a grandmother and an 8-year-old child as they crossed Ralph Avenue, along with two bicyclists.

12249. BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man using a walker to make his way along a major roadway in Anne Arundel County is dead after a vehicle struck him and fled the area, according to authorities.

12250. A woman was killed in a fatal hit-and-run in South Austin just before midnight Saturday.

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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