Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXLIV

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.

9625. Millcreek Twp., Pa. April 16. 85-year-old man fatally struck by a black Honda sedan which fled the scene.

9626. Dayton, Ohio. April 16. 52-year-old man fatally struck by several vehicles which fled the scene.

9627. Milford, Mass. April 16. 4-year-old boy fatally struck by a dark-colored 2010 Chevy Traverse and a light-colored, possibly silver or gray, 2015 or 2016 Nissan Rogue which fled the scene.

9628. Tukwila, Wash. April 16. 27-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9629. Indio, Cal. April 16. Woman injured when struck by a white, newer model Toyota Tacoma which fled the scene.

9630. Oceanside, Cal. April 16. 63-year-old woman fatally struck by a silver, 1998 Honda Civic which fled the scene.

9631. Fairfield County, SC. April 16. 58-year-old man fatally struck by a black Dodge Charger which fled the scene.

9632. Memphis, Tenn. April 18. 58-year-old man fatally struck by a GMC Acadia which fled the scene.

9633. Springfield, Mo. April 17. Man in wheelchair injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9634. Albuquerque, NM. April 18. 40-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9635. Buena Park, Cal. April 18. Woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9636. Milwaukee, Wisc. April 18. 62-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9637. Cleveland, Ohio. April 17. 52-year-old woman fatally struck by a dark-colored mid-2000s Ford Escape which fled the scene.

9638. Los Angeles, Cal. April 20. Man critically injured when struck by a black 2007 Cadillac CTS which fled the scene.

9639. Charlotte, NC. April 20. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9640-41. Waterbury, Ct. April 21. 41-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man injured when struck by a Jaguar which fled the scene.

9642. Central Falls, RI. April 20. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9643. Houston, Texas. April 18. 33-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9644. Pompano Beach, Fla. April 21. 14-year-old boy injured when struck by a 2016-2017 Genesis G80 which fled the scene.

9645. Louisville, Ky. April 22. Woman in her mid-30s fatally struck by a two-door Honda or Kia which fled the scene.

9646. Corona, Cal. April 21. Woman injured when struck by a black Mercedes-Benz SUV ML350 which fled the scene.

9647. Lafayette, La. April 23. Woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9648. Bend, Ore. April 22. Man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9649-9650. Greensboro, NC. April 20. 5-year-old child fatally struck and adult injured by a vehicle which fled the scene.


Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

“We’re celebrating the resurrection of our lord Jesus Christ and yes to me he’s answering me,” said Hernandez. “Something’s going to happen.”

And I quote (II)…

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a man has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run in Upper Darby that injured a young girl and her great-aunt.

Authorities say 30-year-old Caliph Douglass was being sought in Philadelphia during a dirt bike and ATV roundup Saturday afternoon. He took off on a dirt bike and was being chased by officers when he made his way into Upper Darby.

And I quote (III)…

“My sweet pastor’s wife says there’s no reason to be afraid to watch it because she’s home, you get to love on your baby put her in bed and take care of her,” Emily said.

And I quote (IV)…

A motorist involved in a hit-and-run accident in which he drove under the influence and hit two men trying to cross the street in the Midway District, dragging one victim more than 800 feet and disfiguring him, pleaded guilty Monday to mayhem, DUI, hit-and-run and evading police.

And I quote (V)…

“Arresting this guy is not going to bring my wife back. We’ve been attempting to do the best we can to move on with life,” Richard Eddinger said. “I don’t think the gentleman meant to hit my wife, but unfortunately he made a decision for whatever reason to leave the scene of the crime. We really felt sorry for him. He’s the one who had to live with it every day.”

And I quote (VI)…

When officers contacted Pasik, he told officers that, “I was in a bad crash … I was so scared, so I fled the crash,” the police report said.

And I quote (VII)…

Black could have spent the rest of the year behind bars for the February 13 accident.  Instead, a San Diego Superior Court Judge ordered him to get back to work and get back to taking care of his ailing grandmother.

And I quote (VIII)…

“I just don’t understand what a person is thinking when they hit a person’s body,” Lewis said. “They can hear it. I heard it in the garage. You have to stop.”

And I quote (IX)…

“I know that it’s been years, but I can’t imagine that whoever hit my sister could keep it inside and not have any ramification. That person needs to speak to police and alleviate his or her guilt,” Taxin said.

And I quote (X)…

“The defendant’s sister answered the door and almost immediately said, ‘Well what did she hit this time?'” Campbell testified.

And I quote (XI)…

“(He was a) people person, always joking, full of joy, laughter,” Terry Williams said, noting that his nephew was more like a son to him.

And I quote (XII)…

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy was forced to use his Taser on an Escambia County man who allegedly fled the scene of a hit and run on Thursday.

And I quote (XIII)…

The officer smelled alcohol and found two 750-milli­liter bottles of wine in the car. One was unopened; the other half-empty, court documents said. Coffey’s gait was unsteady, and when he was in the police car, he apologized.

“Hey, I screwed up … I deserve it … I drank too much … I’m sorry for what I did … it was sort of a situation of too much fun,” he said, according to court documents.

And I quote (XIV)…

“He was just a big jokester,” said Sciba. “He was always trying to help other people… He was really good. He’s always been really close to his niece.  If he was having a hard time with things, he would think about her to get him through it.”

And I quote (XV)…

A fatal hit-and-run incident in Tinmouth last year has the community frustrated over what some are calling lack of accountability and punishment for the alleged offender.

 And I quote (XVI)…

“We’ve been suffering, including the Army family, for the last two years, and we need all the help we can get in order to find out who killed my son,” Lynn Pagan said. “We all need closure. We need someone to come forward or someone who knows something.”


Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inSouth Holland, Ill.; Kaplan, La.; Manhattan, Ks.; Tyler, Texas; Raleigh, NC; Delray Beach, Fla.; Dallas, Ore.; Sarasota, Fla.; Bismarck, ND; San Francisco, Cal.; Seattle, Wash.; Hastings, NY; San Antonio, Texas; Gary, Ind.; Madison, Wisc.; Wiley County, Ks.; Mobile, Ala.; Davenport, Iowa; Mount Prospect, Ill.; Biloxi, Miss.; Cary, NC; Central Islip, NY.

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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