Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCLIX

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.

10120. Chicago, Ill. Aug. 12. 38-year-old woman killed.

10121. Tulsa, Okla. Aug. 12. 30-year-old man on bicycle killed.

10122. Los Angeles, Cal. Aug. 12. Bicyclist killed.

10123. Hueytown, Ala. Aug. 12. Pedestrian injured.

10124. Lindenhurst, NY. Aug. 13. 54-year-old woman killed.

10125. Tulia, Texas. Aug. 13. 67-year-old man injured.

10126-27. Long Beach, Cal. Aug. 13. 51-year-old bicyclist killed, friend injured.

10128. Denton, Texas. Aug. 14. 52-year-old bicyclist injured.

10129. College Park, Ga. Aug. 13. 54-year-old man killed.

10130. Las Vegas, Nev. Aug. 14. Man killed.

10131. Rock Hill, SC. Aug. 15. Teen injured.

10132. West Valley City, Utah. Aug. 15. 19-year-old man killed.

10133. Savannah, Ga. Aug. 16. 39-year-old man injured.

10134. Astoria, NY. Aug. 17. 59-year-old bicyclist critically injured.

10135. Independence, Mo. Aug. 17. Woman killed.

10136. Detroit, Mich. Aug. 17. Woman killed.

10137. Weisenberg Twp., Pa. Aug. 13. 24-year-old man injured.

10138. Takoma Park, Md. Aug. 17. Woman injured.

10139. Poughkeepsie, NY. Aug. 17. 62-year-old woman on bicycle injured.

10140. Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. Aug. 13. 56-year-old man killed.

10141. Laurens, SC. Aug. 19. Man injured.

10142. Boise, Idaho. Aug. 18. Man injured.

10143. Queens, NY. Aug. 18. 59-year-old man on bicycle injured.

10144. Woodburn, Ore. Aug. 18. 66-year-old man on bicycle injured.

10145. Sacramento, Cal. Aug. 18. 15-year-old male killed.

10146. Mira Mesa, Cal. Aug. 19. Man injured.

10147. Fort Worth, Texas. Aug. 20. Woman in her 40s killed.

10148. Charlotte, NC. Aug. 20. Pedestrian injured.

10149. Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 20. 26-year-old man injured.

10150. Corpus Christi, Texas. Aug. 21. 1-year-old killed.

10151. Oklahoma City, Okla. Aug. 18. 27-year-old woman killed.

10152. Indianapolis, Ind. Aug. 20. 68-year-old man on bicycle injured.

10153. Waco, Texas. Aug. 21. 61-year-old woman killed.

10154. Stockton, Cal. Aug. 20. 19-year-old man on bicycle killed.

10155-56. Liberty, NY. Aug. 21. Two pedestrians injured.

10157. Taylorsville, Utah. Aug. 20. 11-year-old boy injured.

10158. Springfield, Mo. Aug. 21. 26-year-old man injured.

10159. Corbett, Ore. Aug. 22. Bicyclist injured.

10160. Brooklyn Park, Md. Aug. 22. 90-year-old woman killed.

10161. Waco, Texas. Aug. 22. Woman injured.

10162. Fountain Valley, Cal. Aug. 23. Man killed.

10163. Syracuse, NY. Aug 22. 24-year-old man killed.

10164. Westford, Ct. Aug. 22. 15-year-old girl injured.

10165. Piscataway, NJ. Aug. 21. 15-year-old girl injured.

10166. Cleveland, Ohio. Aug. 22. 38-year-old woman killed.

10167. Mobile, Ala. Aug. 22. Man killed.

10168. Loves Park, Ill. Aug. 22. Bicyclist injured.

10169. Central Falls, RI. Aug. 23. 27-year-old man injured.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

An Ohio man was charged with murder after a car plowed into a crowd of demonstrators following a foiled white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a 32-year-old woman and leaving 19 others injured, police and officials said.

And I quote (II)…

“What gets me the most is (the driver) left my son there to die,” he said.

And I quote (III)…

The driver hit the motorcycle and knocked off Carter and 27-year-old Betty Johnson, a passenger, according to police. Johnson was then run over and dragged 168 feet by the truck. The driver of the pickup then got out of the truck and removed Johnson from underneath before driving away.

And I quote (IV)…

The 18-year-old Cheektowaga bicyclist struck in a Friday hit-and-run has died.

Damian Garra died around 2:15 p.m. Saturday, his mother confirmed.

Garra was riding his bike on Shanley Street at about midnight Thursday when an SUV allegedly driven by Paul Hintermeier, 36, struck him and drove away, police said.

And I quote (V)…

“The facts of this case are very disturbing to the court,” said Levy, as she read through the criminal complaint. “He got out of the car, saw the damage, went to the gas station, texted his friend, telling his friend he hit deer and the deer died,” said Levy, speaking to Deeb.

And I quote (VI)…

“I don’t think they did it on purpose,” Amber said from her hospital bed Monday. “But I do think it’s very cowardly to not stop and make sure we’re okay. I don’t know how someone can do that to two human beings.”

And I quote (VII)…

“I don’t want the reputation that a person can do a hit-and-run on a bicyclist or anyone else and get away with it,” Terrien said.

He also wants to take the opportunity to urge drivers to be more aware of bicyclists. He wants motorists to ‘share the road’ and give bicyclists at least 3 feet of clearance.

“I think there’s a small majority of people out there that absolutely do not like bicycles on the road and they resent it,” he said.

And I quote (VIII)…

Police have made a potential breakthrough in the investigation into a deadly hit and run in Center City.

They believe they’ve located the vehicle in Delaware County.

And I quote (IX)…

“She has a traumatic brain injury, broken bones,” said Patricia LaJoie, who is the mother of the victim, 24-year-old Chelsea LaJoie.

And I quote (X)…

And I quote (XI)…

GREENSBORO — Police say a man suspected in a hit and run is in critical condition after shooting himself when officers found him hiding in bushes just blocks from the accident scene.

And I quote (XII)…

“I’m scared to cross the street sometimes,” she says, “it’s too much hit-and-runs. And nobody says nothing.”

And I quote (XIII)…

 “They have no conscience, no care in the world about Joey’s life. The effect it has on our family and the longer it goes on the more painful it gets.”

And I quote (XIV)…

And I quote (XV)…

Police say they have arrested the man who was behind the wheel in a hit-and-run crash that killed a beloved nun.

“A citizen’s tip has assisted our department in identifying the person responsible for the fatal crash,” the Alma Police Department said.

And I quote (XVI)…

Becker suffered several internal injuries that required the removal of a spleen, a kidney and parts of his intestine. The list of injuries also include bleeding in his brain, fluid in his lungs, fractures to his spine and a shattered pelvis, Becker’s mother said last week.

And I quote (XVII)…

And I quote (XVIII)…

HATFIELD TWP. >> A 38-year-old Philadelphia man is facing a half-dozen criminal counts for allegedly injuring a woman in a hit-and-run crash in Hatfield Township last month, according to police.

And I quote (XIX)…

PUEBLO, Colo. – A fight between two girls ended in a fatal hit-and-run on Saturday night, according to arrest affidavits.


Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inSunrise, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Denver, Colo.; Orange Beach, Ala.; Waco, Texas; Indianapolis, Ind.; Salinas, Cal.; Encinitas, Cal.; Taylor, Texas; Indianapolis, Ind.; Chicago, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Ashland, NH; Groveland, Tenn.; Buffalo, NY; Tampa, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Hickory, NC; East Providence, RI; Bow, NH; Palm Bay, Fla.

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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