Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCLXII

090817- Methuen, Ma. A poster put up at the scene where police say a hit & run driver killed 11 year old Jaydee Soto. Staff photo by Patrick Whittemore.

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.

10222. New York City, NY. Sept. 4. Man killed.

10223. Reno, Nev. Sept. 5. Man in wheelchair injured.

10224. Phoenix, Ariz. Sept. 5. 31-year-old man killed.

10225. Providence, RI. Sept. 5. Pedestrian injured.

10226. Sandtown, Del. Sept. 4. 35-year-old man killed.

10227. Pensacola, Fla. Sept. 6. 54-year-old man on bicycle killed.

10228. San Rafael, Cal. Sept. 6. Pedestrian killed.

10229. Schaumberg, Ill. Sept. 6. 13-year-old girl injured.

10230. Princess Anne, Md. Sept. 5. 19-year-old man injured.

10231. Pine Grove, La. Sept. 5. Bicyclist injured.

10232. Las Vegas, Nev. Sept. 6. Elderly man critically injured.

10233. Warr Acres, Okla. Sept. 6. Pedestrian killed.

10234. Detroit, Mich. Sept. 8. Man injured.

10235. Topeka, Kan. Sept. 7. Pedestrian injured.

10236. Van Nuys, Cal. Sept. 6. Woman killed.

10237. Wichita, Kan. Sept. 8. 25-year-old man injured.

10238. Houston, Texas. Sept. 9. Man killed.

10239. Austin, Texas. Sept. 3. 37-year-old man killed.


Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

The Crime Stoppers bulletin shows three pictures taken from video surveillance of persons of interest in the case. The first two pictures show one of those people, a man, in one frame, and a man and woman, also considered of interest, in the second.

And I quote (II)…

“Any decent person would’ve stopped,” he said. “It sounds horrible to say, but I’m not surprised. It’s people nowadays. Nobody gives a second thought to what could’ve happened, what may have happened.

“I had to lay in the hospital for four days before they did surgery,” he continued. “I contemplated on it in the hospital, and I realized I could’ve been killed, but I wasn’t. I’m thanking God for that.”

And I quote (III)…

A 23-year-old Manhattan man accused of running over a woman walking her dog has turned himself in, police said Wednesday.

And I quote (IV)…

Police said Stader’s death is Austin’s 45th traffic death of the year. The city had 47 traffic deaths at this time last year, police said.

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And I quote (VI)…

“(I’m) trying to accept that fact that he is gone,” she said. “Everything you think about is all the would-of, should-of. I wish I would have done this. I wish I could have done that.”

And I quote (VII)…

Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run that killed off-duty Philly cop

And I quote (VIII)…

A motorist with a history of auto-related crimes is now accused of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in connection with a 7thWard hit-and-run crash that killed a mother of two and seriously injured another woman, according to Orleans Parish jail and court records.

And I quote (IX)…

MADISON, Wis. – Madison police are looking for the driver of a small blue car they believe was involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a blind man’s service dog injured.

And I quote (X)…

“It feels great to be home because I missed by family, everybody in my neighborhood and my dogs,” Shalynn said.

And I quote (XI)…

– Oakland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and finding the driver who they believe is responsible for a recent hit-and-collision in East Oakland that claimed the life of a newborn baby.

And I quote (XII)…

“This was a cowardly and horrendous act that occurred on our streets tonight, and we will stop at nothing to identify and locate the driver,” Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said in a statement. “Right now, our prayers go out the victim and her family.”

And I quote (XIII)…

Methuen police arrested 23-year-old Lawrence resident, Steven Toro Saturday afternoon, charging him as the driver in the hit and run death of 11 year old Jaydee Soto late Thursday night.


Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inRichmond, Va.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Madison, Wisc.; Wake Forest, NC; Virginia Beach, Va.

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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