Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCLX

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.

10170. Linden, NJ. Aug. 26. 62-year-old woman killed. (Update: Arrest)

10171. Windsor Mill, Md. Aug. 20. 46-year-old man injured.

10172. Tukwila, Wash. Aug. 25. Woman injured.

10173. Riverside, Cal. Aug. 23. Pedestrian killed.

10174. South Whitehall Twp., Pa. Aug. 24. Man injured.

10175. Denver, Colo. Aug. 25. Pedestrian killed.

10176. Austin, Texas. Aug. 23. 30-year-old man killed.

10177-78. Flint, Mich. Aug. 25. Two 13-year-old girls killed.

10179. Visalia, Cal. Aug. 25. 87-year-old woman killed.

10180. Plainfield, NJ. Aug. 25. Teenage boy injured.

10181. Hebron, Ky. Aug. 27. Bicyclist killed.

10182-86. Elkhart, Ind. Aug. 28. Three killed (22, 11 and 8 years old), two injured.

10183-84. Homestead, Fla. Aug. 26. Wife killed, husband injured.

10185. Amarillo, Texas. Aug. 26. Woman killed.

10186. Detroit, Mich. Aug. 26. Man injured.

10187-93. Rice Twp., Pa. Aug. 25. Seven relatives struck and injured.

10194. Tolland, Ct. Aug. 27. 27-year-old man on bicycle injured.

10195. Wexford County, Mich. Aug. 26. 47-year-old man killed.

10196. Chicago, Ill. Aug. 27. 24-year-old pedestrian critically injured.


Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

A 51-year-old New Orleans man was left paralyzed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while bicycling to work earlier this month near the city’s lakefront.

Omar Hindi was bicycling along the Senator Ted Hickey Bridge – previously called the Seabrook Bridge – when he was thrown from his bicycle, crashing down on the street as the car that hit him sped away, according to police and his family. Authorities found Hindi shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 7, bleeding from a head wound. He was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center.

More than two weeks later, Hindi remains hospitalized, hooked to a breathing machine and unable to speak.

And I quote (II)…

ALMA, MI — A 33-year-old Alma man suspected of killing a nun in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month filed a false report later that day claiming he hit a deer, police say.

And I quote (III)…

“We’re going to find you. Don’t leave. By leaving the scene of the accident you only exacerbate the crimes that are against you.”

And I quote (IV)…

The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles revoked a man’s drivers license for a hit and run accident, but there’s just one problem!

News 5 Investigates learned the DMV revoked the victim’s license, while the suspect got away without a ticket!

And I quote (V)…

BOSTON (AP) — A former Northampton firefighter who died last year in a hit-and-run accident in Amherst was the ex-husband of the woman who this week won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.

And I quote (VI)…

“I am very sorry for what my mistakes have caused,” Baca said.

And I quote (VII)…

BANGKOK — Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up of the hunt for the fugitive Thai playboy wanted in a 2012 hit-and-run incident that left a traffic policeman dead in Bangkok.


Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inPleasantville, NJ; Fountain Valley, Cal.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Napa, Cal.; Modesto, Cal.; Moore, Okla.

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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