Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCCXXXIII

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.

11626. “We all make mistakes and crashes happen because humans make mistakes but when you hit and run, it changes from being a mistake from being something intentional and that’s what makes us angry,” Peck said.

11627. “Even if they didn’t know they hit him they knew they had hit something. They could have stopped and helped him. They probably could have saved him. He laid out here,” Malaika Kulenga, Mender’s mother said.

11628. “Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves,” police said.

11629. A man who allegedly fled authorities following a fatal hit-and-run collision with a pedestrian nearly two years ago was back in custody in Fresno County Jail on Monday.

11630. A 33-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles on Saturday while holding her child, according to police and media reports.

11631. The girl was struck by a minivan going the wrong direction as she attempted to run home after hearing shots fired just down the street from her Kensington home. “The 6-year-old child is launched about 50 feet in the westbound direction,” Small said. Officials believe the driver may have also been trying to get away from the violence.

11632. “I know that people are continuing with their lives,” she wrote on Facebook on July 25. “But my whole world is upside down.”

11633. Spokesperson Lisa Berry with Goodyear police said a 42-year-old woman was walking on Camelback Road near Alsup Avenue around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday when she was fatally struck by a silver or gray 2018 to 2021 Toyota Camry that fled the scene.

11634. “You take off and just leave my child? That’s — that takes a very sick person to do whether you knew you did it, whether it was an accident,” said Best.

11635. A suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a mother who cradled her 3-year-old son as she crossed a street in Playa del Rey over the weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department said late Wednesday.

11636. When they arrived, officers found the pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle that subsequently fled the scene. Corpus Christi firefighters and personnel tried to resuscitate the man, but he died at the scene.

11637. The victim is a 28-year-old Sabattus resident. Officials said they are not releasing her identity until her family is notified.

11638. Denver police are investigating after a woman was killed while crossing the street early Saturday morning. Investigators say the driver took off.

11639. “I got the call from our police department here telling me that my dad was dead,” Carbbins told Knox News.

11640. One of the cars hit a woman crossing the street in the 700 block of North Kedzie, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She has not yet been identified.

11641. “Saleina always said, ‘I am going to be the one to do everything for my mom, I’m going to raise my mom,’” Jacquet quoted. “‘I’m going to work hard to give my mom everything that she needs.’”

11642. “Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves,” the LAPD said in a statement. “The public is also reminded that, as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets by doing so in a safe manner, obeying traffic lights, crossing within marked crosswalks, and obeying the rules of the road.”

11643. “I kind of have just given up and accepted that it’s never going to be solved,” said Bires, who interviewed in between nursing classes.

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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