Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCIV

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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.

8445. Pittsburgh, Pa. July 2. Girl injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8446. Oaklyn, NJ. Fourth of July. 26-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8447. Detroit, Mich. July 3. 83-year-old woman fatally struck by a pick-up truck which fled the scene.

8448. Fresno, Cal. July 3. 17-year-old male fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8449. Rochester, NY. Fourth of July. 16-year-old male injured when struck by a motorcycle which fled the scene.

8450. Detroit, Mich. Fourth of July. 58-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8451-53. Austin, Texas. July 1 and 2. Three pedestrians struck, one fatally, by a trio of vehicles which fled the scene, in separate incidents.

8454. Jacksonville, Fla. July 2. 61-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8455. Williamsburg, NYC, NY. July 2. 35-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by a black Chevy Camaro which fled the scene.

8456. Charlotte, NC. June 30. Woman gravely injured when struck by a burgundy sedan which fled the scene.

8457. Modesto, Cal. June 30. 40-year-old woman on bicycle fatally struck by a silver sedan which fled the scene.

8458. Brentwood, Cal. June 30. Man in wheelchair injured when struck by a burgundy SUV which fled the scene.

8459-60. Amherst, NY. June 30. 20- and 61-year-old women injured when struck by a silver Nissan Rogue which fled the scene.

8461. Salem, Ore. June 29. 18-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8462. Huntsville, Ala. June 30. 55-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8463. Canton, Ohio. June 30. 24-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8464. Dublin, Cal. June 30. 17-year-old male injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

8465. Verona, NJ. July 1. 59-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8466. St. Louis, Mo. July 1. 58-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8467. Fremont, Cal. June 28. 65-year-old woman fatally struck by a SUV which fled the scene.

8468. Saginaw, Mich. Fourth of July. 42-year-old woman critically injured when struck by an older-model white SUV which fled the scene.

8469. Oahu, Hawaii. Fourth of July. 46-year-old man fatally struck by a dark-colored SUV which fled the scene.

8470. Rockingham, NC. July 5. 13-year-old girl injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8471. Georgetown, SC. July 5. Middle-aged man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8472. Las Vegas, Nev. July 5. Woman in wheelchair injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8473. Beachwood, NJ. Fourth of July. 17-year-old female injured when struck by a white SUV which fled the scene.

8474. Pike County, Miss. July 5. Man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8475. Bloomfield, Pa. June 26. 26-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8476. Barthomolew County, Ind. June 28. 13-year-old boy injured when struck by a gold Honda which fled the scene.

8477. Houston, Texas. June 26. Woman fatally struck by a black Nissan Altima which fled the scene.

8478. Greenville, SC. June 27. 32-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8479. Vidor, Texas. June 25. 22-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8480. Leesburg, Va. June 26. 57-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a dark green Jeep Cherokee which fled the scene.

8481. Laconia, NH. June 27. Bicyclist injured when struck by a black SUV which fled the scene.

8482. Carlsbad, NM. June 24. 48-year-old man badly injured when struck by a white Tacoma which fled the scene.

 

Related stories:

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And I quote (I)…

The sound of Independence Day celebrations and fireworks wound down when Kelly Ann Boyce headed home with her bicycle early that morning. She passed through a darkened Traverse City neighborhood when a motorist drove behind her and struck her along Washington Street.

Her screams startled sleeping residents as the vehicle dragged her to a Railroad Avenue alley more than a block away. The motorist drove away, leaving Boyce gravely injured on the ground. She died shortly afterward at Munson Medical Center, her husband at her side.

And I quote (II)…

“It shows in physical form how much love and support he has and how many lives he’s actually touched,” Anthony Talley said.

And I quote (III)…

“My sister does everything for her,” Banks said. “We’re really fortunate that my sister is able to care for her.”

And I quote (IV)…

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The man accused of running over two teenagers and lying about his car being stolen during the incident will remain in jail.

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And I quote (V)…

“So very sad and just a deep loss in our family,” Allen said. “It hurts even worse when it’s something like that.”

And I quote (VI)…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A former WHAS TV News sports anchor pleaded guilty this week to striking a pedestrian in a downtown cross walk and leaving the scene without providing help in 2015.

Jeffrey Woods was put on supervised diversion by a Jefferson Circuit Court judge, meaning he will avoid any prison time as long as he stays out of trouble for four years, after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and failing to render aid in the death of Fontaine Jeffrey, 58.

And I quote (VII)…

San Antonio police arrested a hit-and-run driver after a witness chased him into North West Side apartments.

And I quote (VIII)…

When the officer hung up the phone, he noticed the phone screen’s background was a picture of a man who matched the description of the hit-and-run suspect. He asked her who it was, and Lukins said it was her boyfriend, and later named him as James Thornton.

And I quote (IX)…

A woman’s fatal hit-and-run in Pittsburgh Saturday that seemed to have grown cold has heated up with the arrest of a suspect who police say admits to the incident – as well as to having up to eight beers before hitting and killing the woman with his SUV in Pittsburgh.

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And I quote (X)…

“In the video you can see they are doing like 40 down the street, dragging him and smashing him repeatedly against the parked cars on the left side,” says his wife, who does not wish to be identified.

And I quote (XI)…

The driver suspected of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident that killed an 8-year-old boy Tuesday evening was arrested hours after the crash, according to a police report.

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“I saw the body and the bicycle, and I was just trying to realize what happened,” Levi said.

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When police officers arrived, the driver got out of his car and tried to run away, Simpson said.

He was tased by police and taken into custody.

And I quote (XIV)…

A hit-and-run driver killed a cyclist in Williamsburg this weekend. Though police believe the motorist ran over the victim on purpose, the 90th Precinct responded by ticketing cyclists and handing out bike safety fliers.

And I quote (XV)…

ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A man who police said sped off from a crash that left the operator of a horse and buggy seriously hurt was found dead inside his home early Tuesday.

And I quote (XVI)…

“He just hit him, the truck went right into him and the guy hit the ground and hit his head. He came up holding his head,” said the good Samaritan.

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And I quote (XVII)…

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – Amarillo police and the family of a woman killed during a hit-and-run earlier this month are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver.

And I quote (XVIII)…

WALES – The Hampden District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday renewed a call for people to come forward with information into a 4 ½-year-old hit-and-run accident that killed a 23-year-old Worcester man.

And I quote (XIX)…

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are searching for a driver suspected of driving over a woman twice in Long Beach before fleeing the scene.

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Henrico County, Va.; Oro Valley, Ariz.; North Providence, RI; Bethany Beach, Del.; Highlands, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Limerick, Maine; Phoenix, Ariz.; Swatara Twp., Pa.; Queens, NY; Brown Deer, Wisc.; Albuquerque, NM; Hurst, Texas; Robbinsville Twp., Pa.; Lawrence, Mo.; Benton, Ill.; Oshkosh, Wisc.; New Bern, NC;    Little Rock, Ark.; Nashua, NH; Las Vegas, Nev.; Pompano Beach, Fla.; Pleasant Grove, Texas; Tulsa, Okla.; Deland, Fla.; Grand Forks, ND; Dickson, Tenn.; Orangeburg, SC; Mesquite, Texas; Asheboro, NC.

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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