Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCCXCVIII

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.

12625. Atlanta Police are working on tracking down a driver who hit a teen and left her badly injured. It happened in the Virginia Highland neighborhood more than a week ago, but Kat Bergstrom remains hospitalized in Grady’s burn unit.

12626. A vehicle with recent front-end damage is being sought after a pedestrian was struck by a hit-run driver about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday near Sweet Home Road and Chestnut Ridge Road, Amherst police reported.

12627. “They told us that they couldn’t save Aaron,” Bernard cried. “I don’t understand. I mean we spent our afternoon at the funeral home planning our son’s funeral. The least you can do is take responsibility for what you did.”

12628. Tucson police are looking for a driver of a vehicle who that struck and killed a pedestrian on the city’s east side Tuesday night.

12629. “I heard some screaming from the street and I looked out the window to see what was going on,” said John Mahoney, who lives nearby. Mahoney’s camera caught it all – he hear the commotion and looked outside. “I saw a young girl sitting in the crosswalk here close to the curb and a couple of people around her.”

12630. The victim suffered incapacitating injuries and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition.

12631. Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information on a violent hit-and-run crash that was caught on camera. A video released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows the moment the suspect smashes into the victim before speeding away.

12632. The Weber State University Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run on campus Wednesday afternoon. Police say around 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, a dark-colored Hyundai Tuscon allegedly hit a bicyclist that was in the crosswalk on the Ogden at 3900 Dixon Parkway.

12633. A 24-year-old man is dead after police say he was run over by a driver in a Ford SUV in Northeast Philadelphia early Sunday morning. The deadly incident stemmed from an argument that broke out between the suspect and victim outside a bar near Comly Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.


12635. A manhunt is underway for the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in east Houston Saturday night.

12636. A 42-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning in Lake Worth.

12637. An off-duty Stinesville reserve police officer was arrested after Indianapolis Metropolitan police say he hit a vehicle and then left the scene on Indy’s south side.

12638. A hit-and-run crash left one person dead Saturday night on Magnolia Avenue, according to Knoxville Police Department Spokesperson Scott Erland.

12639. The driver did not stop to help Farrish after striking him and instead, left the man lying on the road as they drove away, police said.

12640. A 33-year-old woman who tripped and fell on Canal Street early Sunday (Nov. 20) was struck and fatally injured by a hit-and-run driver, New Orleans police said.

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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