Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXLV

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.

9651. Denton, Texas. April 23. 20-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9652. Fresno, Cal. April 23. 35-year-old man fatally struck by a white SUV which fled the scene.

9653. Henrico, Va. April 23. 24-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9654. Bronx, NY. April 23. Woman injured when struck by a red Suzuki sports motorcycle which fled the scene.

9655. Nashville, Tenn. April 24. 58-year-old man fatally struck by a Honda which fled the scene.

9656-57. New Haven, Ct. April 25. Two men injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9658. Phoenix, Az. April 25. 65-year-old man fatally struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.

9659. Doylestown, Pa. April 24. Bicyclist injured when struck by a blue Ford Taurus which fled the scene.

9660. Ventura County, Cal. April 25. 43-year-old woman critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9661. Houston, Texas. April 27. Man on bicycle fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9662. Huntington, WV. April 26. Man injured when struck by a red Jeep which fled the scene.

9663. Albemarle, Va. April 26. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9664. St. Louis, Mo. April 26. 6-year-old girl fatally struck by a four-door light-colored Nissan Altima with black trim and tinted windows which fled the scene.

9665. Oxnard, Cal. April 27. Woman critically injured when struck by a dark-colored sedan which fled the scene.

 

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 19-year-old woman free on bond in the hit-and-run death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy has been cited with four traffic violations and was involved in another crash since her arrest, according to prosecutors.

And I quote (II)…

“It’s not like they just happened to turn the corner and, whoops, there she was in their headlights. You can see people walking across the street, so whoever did it knows they hit her,” Hartmann said.

And I quote (III)…

A 26-year-old Waterford man pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday in New London Superior Court in connection with the Dec. 15, 2015, hit-and-run death of Connecticut College student Ahmad Anique Ashraf.

James “Jamie” M. Sposito will be sentenced July 20 to 4 1/2 years in prison, followed by five years of probation, for misconduct with a motor vehicle and tampering with a witness, which are both felony offenses, and evading responsibility, which is a unclassified crime.

And I quote (IV)…

An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up Thursday to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago, as prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest.

And I quote (V)…

A friend of the crash victim notified police when he found the covered vehicle on Susquehanna Avenue. The owner of the car told police his daughter drove the car and lived with her boyfriend, David Michael Kent, on the first block of Susquehanna Avenue, court records state.

And I quote (VI)…

“For the kids to see her out here, it speaks volumes of her and her care of the community and the kids in the community,” Cole said.

And I quote (VII)…

She can’t get past the grief following the tragic death of her 70-year-old mother Gale back in January of 2016.

“I just don’t know how someone can do something like this and live with themselves,” LaFountain said.

And I quote (VIII)…

A former Crawfordsville police officer went to great lengths to cover up an April 5 hit-and-run as he drove at high speeds to a domestic disturbance, according to charges filed Thursday.

Jeremy Michael Wuestefeld, who was a shift commander for Crawfordsville Police Department before he resigned April 10, is accused of erasing dash-camera footage, falsifying a police report and writing a fake note in which he pretended to be an undocumented immigrant.

And I quote (IX)…

“They hit my son, stopped and looked and kept goin!” expressed Quinton’s mother Denise.

And I quote (X)…

“I do forgive the person that hit her, but I would like to tell you in person that I forgive you,” said Maguerite Malone, mother of fatal hit and run victim.

Although she is shrouded in grief, Malone is willing to forgive the person responsible for the heartache, but she wants that person to make the first move.

“But it’s hard to forgive you if you are going to run and hide,” Malone said.

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inCentral Islip, NY; York County, Pa.; Lafayette, La.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Durham, NC; Buffalo, NY; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit, Mich.; Nicholasville, Ky.; Hanover Park, Ill.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; St. Mary Parish, La.

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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