Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCLIII

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.

9920. Boynton Beach, Fla. June 25. 51-year-old woman killed.

9921. Davie, Fla. June 26. 50-year-old man killed.

9922. Irondale, Ala. June 26. Bicyclist injured.

9923. St. Paul, Minn. June 24. 14-year-old on bicycle injured.

9924. Los Angeles, Cal. June 25. Man killed.

9925. Colorado Springs, Colo. June 26. Woman injured.

9926. Providence, RI. June 25. 25-year-old ballet dancer injured.

9927. High Point, NC. June 25. 4-year-old boy injured.

9928. Jackson, Mich. June 23. Pedestrian injured.

9929. New Britain, Ct. June 30. 58-year-old man killed.

9930. Franklin County, Va. June 29. 51-year-old man killed.

9931. Napa, Cal. June 29. Pedestrian killed.

9932. Brooklyn, NY. June 30. Bicyclist killed.

9933. Washington, DC. June 30. Pedestrian injured.

9934. Tampa, Fla. July 1. Man injured.

9935. Portland, Ore. July 1. Man killed.

9936. Biloxi, Miss. July 1. 47-year-old woman badly injured.

9937. Richmond, Va. June 30. 13-year-old male injured.

9938. Las Vegas, Nev. July 1. 54-year-old man injured.

9939. Chicago, Ill. July 1. 27-year-old woman killed.

9940. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. June 30. 58-year-old man killed.

9941. Hammond, Ind. June 30. 59-year-old man killed.

9942. Columbus, Ohio. June 30. Pedestrian injured.

9943. Conroe, Texas. July 1. 29-year-old man killed, another injured.

9944. Mooresville, NC. July 1. Man killed.

9945. Jonesboro, Ark. July 3. 20-year-old man injured.

9946. Sandwich, Mass. July 1. Bicyclist injured.

9947. Lakewood, NJ. July 1. 48-year-old woman injured.

9948. Cincinnati, Ohio. July 2. 44-year-old bicyclist injured.

9949. Bellmead, Texas. July 3. 36-year-old woman killed.

9950. Eugene, Ore. Fourth of July. Bicyclist injured.

9951. Blacklick Twp., Pa. Fourth of July. 22-year-old man killed.

9952-56. Salt Lake City, UtahFourth of July. Pedestrian killed, five others injured.

9957. Purcell, Okla. July 3. 13-year-old male injured.

9958. Rowlett, Texas. Fourth of July. Pedestrian killed.

9959. San Antonio, Texas. July 3. Woman in wheelchair injured.

9960-68. Fort Worth, Texas. Fourth of July. Nine injured.

9969. Chicago, Ill. Fourth of July. Woman injured.

9970. Salem, Ore. July 3. 14-year-old girl killed.

9971-77. Chicago, Ill. Fourth of July. Three children, three adults injured.

9978. Exeter, RI. Fourth of July. 27-year-old woman killed.

9979. Buffalo, NY. Fourth of July. 7-year-old boy injured.

9980. Chapel Hill, NC. July 5. Woman injured.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

The number of hit-and-runs in the state — including and not including pedestrians — have risen steadily from about 72,000 in 2012 to 99,000 in 2016.

It’s too soon, Wysocky said, to tell if a Stay At The Scene campaign launched in February to encourage drivers to remain at crash locations has had an effect.

And I quote (II)…

And I quote (III)…

MANHATTAN — A hit-and-run driver who plowed into a cyclist while trying to flee police near Penn Station on Sunday had been drinking for five hours before the incident, officials said.

And I quote (IV)…

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Audubon Police Department are asking the public for any new information regarding a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 36-year-old man in Audubon two years ago.

Christopher Dean was found on the side of a road in a storm drain, just blocks from his home, near the intersection of West Graisbury and East Atlantic avenues at about 10:40 p.m. on April 9, 2015. Dean was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden where he died from his injuries at approximately 11:49 p.m.

And I quote (V)…

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 70-year-old woman who was struck by an alleged impaired driver in a hit-and-run crash is recovering from her physical and emotional injuries.

“I don’t like the pain. I don’t like being helpless,” said Linda Babcock between sobs.

And I quote (VI)…

PATERSON – The family of a pedestrian killed in an alleged hit-and-run collision in 2015 involving a Paterson police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming that the officer’s colleagues helped hide that he had been drinking while on-duty prior to the incident.

And I quote (VII)…

A Bethlehem motorist ran a red light and crashed into a teenage girl’s car Wednesday evening, then flashed a “peace sign” to the teen before he fled the scene, police said.

And I quote (VIII)…

“I just cannot believe this happened and the way it happened,” Benjamin Hernandez, the victim’s father, said. “Because supposedly, if that’s her friend, you’re not just gonna run her over and just leave her there.”

And I quote (IX)…

“He was shaking and looked all pale so I go ‘are you the driver’ and he said no.”

And I quote (X)…

A 32-year-old Mehoopany woman whose vehicle struck a man on a bicycle in April, sending him to the hospital, turned herself in to authorities Monday after being charged with numerous crimes.

And I quote (XI)…

And I quote (XII)…

“I don’t like it. I’m mad the driver didn’t stop,” Shoffner said. “I pray they turn themself in or they’re suffering. [Wallace] didn’t deserve none of that, he really didn’t.”

And I quote (XIII)…

MOYOCK, N.C. (WAVY) — In 2012, someone hit Jacob Bezik with a vehicle as he walked home in Moyock, North Carolina. Since then, no has been prosecuted in his death. His mother is taking up his case again with a reward.

And I quote (XIV)…

“I don’t know what, who, or why this happened,” said Smith.

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inLancaster, NY; Salinas, Cal.; Wayne County, Pa.; Forney, Texas; Waco, Texas; Enfield, Ct.; Milwaukee, Wisc.; El Paso, Texas; Portland, Ore.; Chula Vista, Cal.; Marble Falls, Texas.

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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