Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXLIII

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.

9579. Dayton, Ohio. April 2. Pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9580. Columbus, Ohio. April 2. 31-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9581. Normal, Ill. March 31. 50-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9582. Indianapolis, Ind. March 31. 29-year-old man fatally struck by a tan/beige/gold colored 2007-2012 Nissan Sentra  which fled the scene.

9583. Boca Raton, Fla. April 2. 55-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9584-85. Perth Amboy, NJ. April 2. 10-year-old and adult injured when struck by a dark pickup truck which fled the scene.

9586. San Antonio, Texas. April 3. 20-year-old man injured when struck by a SUV which fled the scene.

9587. Detroit, Mich. April 3. Man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9588. Tucson, Ariz. March 31. Man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9589. Rapid City, SD. April 3. Wheelchair-bound man in his 50s injured when struck by a tan vehicle which fled the scene.

9590. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. April 3. 54-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9591. Chambersburg, Pa. April 3. Man struck by a grey Ford Escort which fled the scene.

9592. Sherman, Texas. April 4. 44-year-old man injured when struck by a 90s model white Honda passenger car which fled the scene.

9593. Austin, Texas. April 4. 56-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9594. Lodi, Texas. April 2. 44-year-old man fatally struck on his birthday by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9595-96. Aurora, Colo. April 3. 2 8th graders injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9597. Chicago, Ill. April 7. 24-year-old man seriously injured when struck by a black Dodge Charger which fled the scene.

9598. Caldwell, Idaho. April 7. 20-year-old man injured when struck by a white or silver 1990s- or 2000s-model Mitsubishi Eclipse which fled the scene.

9599. Kakaako, Hawaii. April 8. 58-year-old woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9600. Nashville, Tenn. April 8. 55-year-old woman fatally struck by a small black car which fled the scene.

9601. Glendale, Ariz. April 7. Woman critically injured when struck by a white four-door Subaru with dark tinted windows and a spoiler on the trunk which fled the scene.

9602. Escondido, Cal. April 7. Man in his 20s fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9603. Fairbanks, Alaska. April 8. 44-year-old woman injured when struck by a Chevy or GMC SUV or truck with large tires which fled the scene.

9604. Milwaukee, Wisc. April 8. 60-year-old man fatally struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

9605. Columbus, Ohio. April 9. Pedestrian critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9606. Fort Worth, Texas. April 8. 56-year-old man in wheelchair fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9607. Sarasota, Fla. April 11. Man injured when struck by a a white Chevy Silverado which fled the scene.

9608-10. Kansas City, Mo. April 10. 2-, 4- and 7-year-old children struck by a gray Chevy Impala which fled the scene.

9611. Raleigh, Tenn. April 9. 72-year-old woman fatally struck by an Audi which fled the scene.

9612. Denver, Colo. April 10. Man injured when struck by a black Crossover SUV which fled the scene.

9613. Oakland, Cal. April 11. Pedestrian critically injured (and dog killed) when struck by a  vehicle which fled the scene.

9614. Sims Twp., Mich. April 9. 23-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9615. Richmond, Cal. April 7. Man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9616. Royal Oak Twp., Mich. April 11. 78-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9617. Houston, Texas. April 10. 38-year-old man injured when struck by a Mercedes which fled the scene.

9618. Decatur, Ill. April 11. 55-year-old woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9619. Antioch, Tenn. April 8. Woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9620. Longboat Key, Fla. April 2. 69-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9621. Manhattan, Ks. April 14. 23-year-old woman injured when struck by a light-colored 2011 to 2016 Chevrolet or GMC extended cab pickup truck which fled the scene.

9622. Mount Vernon, Ky. April 13. 37-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9623. Fort Worth, Texas. April 13. Man fatally struck by several vehicles which fled the scene.

9624. Phoenix, Ariz. April 13. Pedestrian critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9625. Delray Beach, Fla. April 15. Pedestrian critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9626. St. Louis, Mo. April 13. 60-year-old man fatally struck by a black Jeep Liberty which fled the scene.

9627. Gary, Ind. April 14. 16-year-old male fatally struck by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene.

9628. Bay Ridge, NY. April 13. 35-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a black vehicle which fled the scene.

9629. Belmont County, Ohio. April 13. Man injured when struck by a black and silver Ford Ranger pickup truck with an extended cab which fled the scene.

9630. Warren, Ohio. April 13. Woman injured when struck by a Jeep which fled the scene.

9631. Charlotte, NC. April 14. Bicyclist injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

 

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

“There has been a great deal of false information circulating that the CCPD has made arrests of uninvolved parties etc. in regards to the investigation, said Campbell County Police in a release Monday. “To ensure that these rumors do not impact our ability to complete this investigation, we would like to make it clear that at this time charges have only been placed against Mr. Edgley.”

And I quote (II)…

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A 20-year-old Odessa man was arrested for driving under the influence and was likely left with an expensive cleaning bill after police say he left the scene of a hit-and-run crash and was later found in an Uber ride covered in vomit.

And I quote (III)…

“We were kind of thrown off by that, because we didn’t realize they had a limitation on that,” Jorge said, when Police Chief Robert Dowd told him and his family last spring. “That was the last thing on our minds—we didn’t expect them to say that. The way we understood was that they were going to charge this person with vehicular manslaughter. Hopefully, this will bring up questions on why there’s a statue of limitations on things like this.”

And I quote (IV)…

Corrections officer charged in hit-and-run crash that killed 2 political leaders

And I quote (V)…

A woman accused of causing serious injuries to a Billings bicyclist in a hit-and-run has been identified.

And I quote (VI)…

An unlicensed and allegedly drunk hit-and-run driver with a history of license revocations struck and killed a delivery cyclist riding home from work in Queens this weekend.

The crash happened in the midst of an NYPD “Vision Zero” crackdown on cyclists, which focused in part on delivery workers.

And I quote (VII)…

“She is smart and beautiful and we want to find out what happened,” said Wilson. “We just want answers.”

And I quote (VIII)…

A California law giving immigrants here illegally the ability to get driver’s licenses appears to have helped decrease hit-and-run crashes, according to a Stanford University study.

The controversial law, part of a larger effort by state officials to provide rights and services to California residents in the country illegally, resulted in more than 850,000 people getting driver’s licenses since Assembly Bill 60 took effect in 2015.

And I quote (IX)…

“I shouldn’t have done that. But in the state my son was in, I didn’t want him to have to go through anything,” said McDonald.

And I quote (X)…

Surveillance cameras captured video of the suv moments after the incident as it is exiting the car wash and turning north onto Giles.

And I quote (XI)…

A Harveys Lake borough councilman previously charged with driving under the influence “appeared intoxicated” when police questioned him on Sunday night about a hit-and-run crash.

And I quote (XII)…

“I was left there to die. It’s terrible to do something like that to someone,” Ramos Sr. says. “At least get out and stop and find out what’s going on.”

And I quote (XIII)…

“I just want to catch this person who is responsible. To treat my brother like you would treat an animal. Hit and run? It’s ridiculous,” Blake said.

And I quote (XIV)…

MEDFORD — Isaiah Chapman was crossing the street when officers said he was hit by a slow moving vehicle on his way home from Roosevelt Elementary.

The 10-year-old only had minor scratches, but his mother Tiffany said the driver should have handled this differently.

“He hit my child with his vehicle. Knocked him on the ground, the bike was on top of him. And he didn’t even get out to help him,” Chapman said.

Chapman called police and after driving around realized it was a US Marshal who hit her son. She said the case was written up, but officers said it’s unclear if there will be charges.

And I quote (XV)…

A Birch Run Township man avoided a prison sentence but will still spend a year in jail for failing to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death.

And I quote (XVI)…

EAST BRUNSWICK – A 33-year-old South River woman has been charged with assault by auto and endangering an injured person in connection with a March 16 crash that injured a 17-year-old jogger.

And police credited news about the hit-and-run crash in newspapers and social media with helping to track down the driver.

And I quote (XVII)…

After hitting a pedestrian with his car in the French Quarter on Friday (April 7), a 34-year-old man was detained with the help of a “Good Samaritan” and arrested by authorities, New Orleans police said.

And I quote (XVIII)…

PLAISTOW — The driver who allegedly took off after striking a bingo player in the parking lot of the Plaistow Fish and Game Club last week was arrested when she returned Tuesday for another weekly game and was spotted by the victim.

And I quote (XIX)…

Former San Diego Chargers public relations intern, J’Ron Erby who was struck while crossing a busy street in Pacific Beach by a hit-and-run driver has filed a claim against the City of San Diego, alleging unsafe street conditions.

And I quote (XX)…

“I think I’m a pretty strong-willed person, and this has definitely the most emotional month I have ever had,” Perez told KCAL9 Monday.

And I quote (XXI)…

“I was concussed for five hours after the hit,” he told us via email. “My memory was completely wiped.”

And I quote (XXII)…

A 34-year-old man is accused of driving away after running over a 5-year-old girl Friday night in Grand Prairie.

And I quote (XXIII)…

An 86-year-old Greeley woman came forward to Greeley police Friday as the driver who hit a teenage boy in a crosswalk a little more than a week ago, according to a news release.

And I quote (XXIV)…

A Riverside woman turned herself in Sunday morning, April 9, after police say she injured two bicyclists in a hit-and-run late Saturday.

And I quote (XXV)…

“I don’t understand how somebody can hit a child and just keep going,” Hernandez said.

And I quote (XXVI)…

Jackson Police are investigating a hit and run that has left a woman on life support and the driver was a woman she knew.

Chornell Mayfield’s family never thought a disagreement between the two would escalate to a life altering situation.

And I quote (XXVII)…

The death of LaTanya Stiles on Sept. 6, 1992, is the latest unsolved homicide being highlighted by the Michigan City Police Department.

“We’re just trying to get the information to the public and, hopefully, it’ll spur some interest,” Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek said.

And I quote (XXVIII)…

The collision vaulted Aaron 93 feet, according to the arrest warrant affidavit, leaving him with a broken arm, broken leg, vertebrae fracture, bruised lung, broken rib and brain injury.

And I quote (XXIX)…

“You know what, sometimes I get like little bitty movements like that in my legs,” Jalen said. “And I think it’s all starting to come back, just real slowly, it’s going to take time you know.”

And I quote (XXX)…

A Virginia man was arrested Friday after striking and killing a 75-year-old woman with his car in Fairfax County in what may have been an intentional hit-and-run, authorities said.

And I quote (XXXI)…

GRANBURY – An individual is now claiming responsibility for the hit-and-run that killed Granbury teenager Blythe Baggett on Thursday, according to Texas Highway Patrol.

And I quote (XXXII)…

UF offensive lineman T.J. McCoy was hospitalized early Friday after his scooter was reportedly struck by a drunk driver in a hit-and-run accident, family confirmed.

And I quote (XXXIII)…

The Vermont Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for former Rutland city attorney Christopher Sullivan, convicted in a drunken hit-and-run crash that killed a 71-year-old woman as she walked across a downtown street.

And I quote (XXXIV)…

“It is our understanding that the parishioner who was injured is in stable condition,” the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said in a statement Friday afternoon.

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Honolulu, Hawaii; Tampa, Fla.; New York City, NY; Staten Island, NY; Dallas, Texas; Jennings, La.; Las Cruces, NM; New Haven, Ct.; New Brunswick, NJ; Nassau County, NY; Greensboro, NC; Santa Cruz, Cal.; Queens, NY; Bessemer, Ala.; San Diego, Cal.; DeKalb County, Ga.; Sioux Falls, Idaho; Memphis, Tenn.; Fairbanks, Alaska; Essex, Md.; Baltimore County, Md.; Brooklyn, NY; Salem, Ore.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Bloomington, Minn.; Inman, SC; Kileen, Texas; Manchester, NH.

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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