Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXI

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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.

8797. Green Oak Twp., Mich. Sept. 2. 19-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8798. Dayton, Ohio. Sept. 4. 39-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8799. Yarmouth, Mass. Sept. 2. Bicyclist injured when struck by a silver sedan which fled the scene.

8800. Napa, Cal. Sept. 2. 54-year-old man critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8801. Inglewood, Cal. Sept. 2. 20-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8802. Mattapan, Mass. Sept. 3. Woman fatally struck by a dark-colored sedan which fled the scene.

8803. Greenport, NY. Sept. 2. Elderly woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8804. Jacksonville, Fla. Sept. 3. Bicyclist suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8805. Maple Bluff, Mich. Sept. 2. 53-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8806. Anchorage, Alaska. Sept. 5. Man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later surrenders.

8807. Girard, Pa. Sept. 5. 51-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8808. Yonkers, NY. Sept. 5. 18-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8809. Peekskill, NY. Sept. 4. Bicyclist injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8810. Mebane, NC. Sept. 4. 23-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8811. Corona, Cal. Sept. 4. 33-year-old woman fatally struck by a light-colored sedan which fled the scene.

8812. Watsonville, Cal. Sept. 3. 60-year-old woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8813. Bartlett, Ill. Sept. 6. 40-year-old man fatally struck by a white 2000 Ford E350 van which fled the scene.

8814. Lowell, Mass. Sept. 6. 19-year-old woman injured when struck by a silver or grey vehicle which fled the scene.

8815. Blumfield Twp., Mich. Sept. 6. 30-year-old man injured when struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.

8816. Riverside, Cal. Sept. 7. 14-year-old girl injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

8817. Houston, Texas. Sept. 6. Woman injured when struck by a white minivan which fled the scene.

8818. Wyoming, Mich. Sept. 7. 23-year-old man injured when struck by a dark gray Chrysler 300  which fled the scene.

8819. Grand Rapids, Mich. Sept. 7. 32-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

8820. Dover, Del. Sept. 6. Bicyclist injured when struck by a silver sedan which fled the scene.

8821. Houston, Texas. Sept. 7. 33-year-old man fatally struck by a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck which fled the scene.

8822. Tacoma, Wash. Sept. 7. 43-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8823. Ferndale, Mich. Sept. 10. 30-year-old woman critically injured when struck by a mid 1990s, tan, four-door sedan, possibly a Buick LeSabre or a Mercury Sable which fled the scene. (Update: Arrest)

8824. Kenosha, Wisc. Sept. 9. 10-year-old boy injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8825. Denver, Colo. Sept. 9. Pedestrian injured when struck by a (possibly) gray Chevrolet Impala which fled the scene.

8826. Matteson, Ill. Sept. 9. 26-year-old woman left comatose after being struck by a older model maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee which fled the scene.

8827. Greensboro, SC. Sept. 10. 18-month-old girl fatally struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.

8828. Davenport, Iowa. Sept. 11. Pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8829. Minneapolis, Minn. Sept. 10. Woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8830. San Diego, Cal. Sept. 11. 48-year-old woman fatally struck by three vehicles which fled the scene.

8831. Fort Myers, Fla. Sept. 11. Pedestrian fatally struck by a 2013 to 2015 Nissan Altima which fled the scene.

8832. Phoenix, Az. Sept. 12. Man fatally struck by a light-colored short bed Chevy pickup truck which fled the scene.

8833. Amarillo, Texas. Sept. 10. 20-year-old woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

 

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And I quote (I)…

“Kish, when asked by police why she drove off, replied ‘My car is messed up’ and ‘He’s not going to pay for it.’ (She) told police she was probably going to make an insurance claim and was unsure if she was ever going to call police. (She) told police she knew she was supposed to stop and help the man but was concerned about the damage to her vehicle.”

And I quote (II)…

“Our officers have been working closely with the victim’s family and have gone great lengths to build a strong a case,” said Sgt. Justin Kendall in a statement. “We remain committed to finding the suspect and seeing that justice is served.”

It does not appear the Boise Police Department released any information about the May death until the Friday release.

And I quote (III)…

Police have identified the driver of a hit and run that took place Sunday on Route 44 in Seekonk. Police say the driver Mary Elliott of Attleboro was driving drunk when she struck a jogger.

The victim was thrown into the air upon impact hitting a utility pole. He sustained life-threatening injuries.

And I quote (IV)…

I want to thank everyone who has been there for us, in all forms and shapes. Thoughts, prayers, in person – whatever. We’ve received 100s and 100s of txt messages, emails, fb messages, etc – we are blown away. Your support means the world to us.
About an hour ago, our baby was declared brain dead. He tried to fight so hard. He even died at one point but they brought him back. He’s a little fighter. His heart is still beating but his brain is no longer working.
Our hearts are broken and there’s a void in my soul but we will get through this.
Again, your support means the world and I wish we could respond to each and every one of you but right now, we are going work through this.
Funeral arrangements will be posted here.

Thank you.
RIP Liam Mikael Kowal. 5/25/2015-9/4/2016

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And I quote (V)…

Ailing former Mayor David Dinkins struck a bicycle-riding food deliveryman with his car and drove off, leaving the man lying injured on the roadway, a lawsuit filed Friday charges.

And I quote (VI)…

After Allentown police followed a fluid trail early Sunday morning that led to vehicle involved in a hit-and-run, the owner of the car showed up not long after carrying an open bottle of liquor.

And I quote (VII)…

It’s been four months since 55-year-old Clay Stampley was killed in a hit-and-run crash at a North Las Vegas intersection. Stampley’s killer is still on the loose and Stampley’s family believes the suspect left the country.

And I quote (VIII)…

“If they hadn’t have let him go, my daughter wouldn’t be dead,” she said.

And I quote (IX)…

At first, the driver got out of the car. Konway says he remembers the man saying, “get up.”

Next thing he knew, the guy took off.

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And I quote (X)…

“I will be honest with you,” said Sims’s son, Tyquan Harrell, 20. “I cannot forgive that man for what he did to my mom.”

And I quote (XI)…

Valentino Alvarez, 22, of Sacramento, along with other family members, had gathered about noon at their great-grandmother’s house in the town of Hood. The 91-year-old woman had died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, and the family decided to get together to celebrate her life.

Alvarez, his father, his grandmother and his dad’s girlfriend decided to leave the house and were in a vehicle driven by Alvarez, when their car hit the back of a tractor-trailer carrying lumber at about 9:20 p.m. near Hood Franklin and Stone Lake roads, the CHP said.

And I quote (XII)…

“The cost of a funeral as we all know can be very expensive and I don’t know how I will be able to acquire the necessary funds,” Brenda Chassion wrote on the GoFundMe page. “My family and I really would appreciate anything you could give no matter the amount, we need all the help we can get.”

And I quote (XIII)…

“We don’t understand why or how a human person could just run someone over and leave. I don’t understand that,” added Kimberly Davis, Amos’s only daughter. Davis was 41 when her mother was killed.

All the police have is a car mirror they found at the time of the accident. A year later, they still haven’t been to find the car it came from.

And I quote (XIV)…

Wichita Police are looking for two people involved in a hit and run crash.

It happened a little after midnight on Thursday, near the intersection of 9th and Main.

Lieutenant Chris Mcauliffe says a woman was walking to work when she says a man who had been following her for several blocks began to touch and grope her.

When the woman called out for help, two men, in an unknown truck, came to help the woman. They hit the man with their truck, then took off.

Mcauliffe says the man was taken to the hospital with potentially serious injuries.

And I quote (XV)…

Now the family is asking for justice, because an accident is one thing, but leaving their son to die in the street is another.

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And I quote (XVI)…

A Tarzana man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run three years earlier that killed an elderly man using a walker in a marked crosswalk in Reseda, police said.

And I quote (XVII)…

“What you did is not unforgivable,” he said. “What is unforgivable is not coming forward. For anyone who might know something, you are not doing your friend any favors by not coming forward because the longer this investigation takes … the more painful it is for everybody.”

And I quote (XIX)…

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A video sent to KRQE News 13 by a viewer shows an armed man holding another man, suspected of hitting a bicyclist and fleeing, at gunpoint until police arrive.

Albuquerque Police confirm a bicyclist was hit by an SUV Friday morning. The bike the person was riding was then dragged by the vehicle as it left the crash scene.

Soon after, however, an armed citizen got the suspect out the SUV and held him at gunpoint while calling police.

And I quote (XX)…

A man was killed and his 8-year-old son injured in Culver City on Saturday when the driver of a stolen car ran a red light while trying to evade police and plowed into another vehicle at a major intersection.

And I quote (XXI)…

“I said God thank you for giving me 27 years to raise a phenomenal child, and if it’s your will to take him, you took him,” said Latham-Morris.

A suspect is taken into custody by Santa Ana Police after being bitten by a K9 while hiding in an attic of a home on 4th Street and Eastside Avenue after leading police on a pursuit Friday night in Santa Ana. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: KEVIN WARN, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Around 08:30 p.m. Friday night, Santa Ana police attempted to pull over a vehicle occupied by whom they believed to be a parolee at large. The vehicle failed to yield, resulting in a pursuit. Officers chased the suspect down 4th Street, at which point he drove through a temporary ÒstageÓ that was being constructed for an upcoming event, at the intersection of 4th Street & French Avenue. A 17-year-old male was struck in the head by a falling pool and was critically injured. Two other people suffered injuries as well. The vehicle eventually turned down Eastside Avenue off 4th Street, where he crashed, and bailed on foot. The suspect forced his way into an occupied home on 4th Street and was found hiding in the attic. The K9 was sent in and the suspect was bitten and taken into custody. The suspect was treated by Orange County Fire Authority Paramedics for numerous dog bites and transported to the hospital. No other injuries were reported.

And I quote (XXII)…

SANTA ANA – An armed fugitive is accused of leading police on a wild chase, injuring three people when he crashed into a festival stage before a police dog pulled him from the attic of a Santa Ana family’s home.

And I quote (XXIII)…

Cortez’s tragic death in October 2015 on 54th and Lea streets in Chollas Creek has turned into a bittersweet triumph for the Chollas View community.

New sidewalks and bike lanes were installed in July on the northbound side of 54th, the same side of the street where police believe Cortez was skate boarding without a sidewalk or bike zone for protection. The same side of the street Cortez’s schoolmates at Crawford High School continued to use for cross country training after his death.

And I quote (XXIV)…

“Can’t wait for that,” English said. “Then I can move again without crutches.”

And I quote (XXV)…

“It’s not just the kids that he directly coached or taught, there’s just a whole number of kids because he taught at the junior high the last couple of years and he’s only been at the high school a few years,” said Guerra. “And just the impact he’s had on not only our students, but our staff, but there’s been a great showing of support for he and his family and that’s what we want at the end of the day, just to do what we can to support the Ericksons and let them know they’re in our thoughts and our prayers.”

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Fort Myers, Fla.; San Antonio, Texas; Fresno, Cal.; Shelton, Ct.; Norfolk, Va.; Denver, Colo.; Phoenix, Az.; Ayden, NC; Napa, Cal.; Brownington, Vt.; Newnan, Ga.; Savannah, Ga.; Stow, Ohio; Ridge Spring, SC; Minneapolis, Minn.; Fort Myers, Fla.; Rossville, Ga.; New Orleans, La.; Morton Grove, Ill.; Springfield, Mo.; Springfield, Mass.; Portland, Ore.; Florence, SC; San Pedro, Cal.; Medway, Ohio; Mokena, Ill.; San Diego, Cal.; Pasco, Wash.; Oakland, Cal.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Jonesboro, Ark.

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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