Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXXIII

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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.

9300. Washington, DC. Dec. 27. 54-year-old deaf woman fatally struck by a dark-colored SUV which fled the scene.

9301. Tulsa, Okla. Dec. 26. 46-year-old man injured when struck by a four-door vehicle which fled the scene.

9302. New Orleans, La. Dec. 26. 70-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9303-04. Fort Worth, Texas. Dec. 27. Two men injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9305. San Antonio, Texas. Dec. 28. 52-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9306. Muncie, Ind. Dec. 23. 63-year-old woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9307. Muhlenberg Twp., Pa. Dec. 21. Pedestrian injured when struck by a tan Pontiac Grand Am or similar model which fled the scene.

9308. Beaumont, Cal. Dec. 23. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9309. Harrison, NY. Dec. 30. 32-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9310. Indio, Cal. Dec. 29. Pedestrian fatally struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.

9311. Brooklyn, NY. Dec. 28. 39-year-old woman fatally struck by a dark-colored SUV which fled the scene.

9312. Chicago, Ill. Dec. 29. Woman in her 30s injured when struck by a red Mercedes which fled the scene.

9313. Gridley, Cal. Dec. 29. 40-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9314. Denver, Colo. Dec. 30. Pedestrian injured when struck by a white truck which fled the scene.

9315. Brooklyn, NY. Dec. 30. 79-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9316. Los Angeles, Cal. New Year’s Eve. Pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9317. Coconut Creek, Fla. New Year’s Eve. 57-year-old man fatally struck by a gray Toyota Corolla which fled the scene.

9318. Flagler, Fla. New Year’s Eve. 16-year-old boy fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9319. Phoenix, Ariz. New Year’s Eve. Man fatally struck by a white or silver Cadillac which fled the scene.

9320. Los Angeles, Cal. New Year’s Eve. 47-year-old woman fatally struck by a SUV which fled the scene.

 

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And I quote (I)…

Another reason he worked so hard was to give back. Before he was killed he was buying gifts for a family who otherwise might not have had a Christmas.

Zachary Deimler says, “He told me he told his parents there’s more people that need it more than we do.”

And I quote (II)…

Police have released the identity of the suspect who allegedly fled after hitting a child with a van Thursday.

Antonio Burkett, 20, is wanted by Columbia police for the Thursday incident on the 2300 block of Two Notch Road, officials said.

And I quote (III)…

“The initial investigation appears to show that, prior to his death; Mr. Elliott left his residence on Messenger Street,” said a news release from Toms River Police. “It is believed he was walking to the bus terminal on Highland parkway. He was planning on taking a bus to Lacey Township where he was to spend Christmas Day with his family.”

And I quote (IV)…

SAN ANTONIO – A memorial has been started at the location where a boy was hit and killed crossing the street on Christmas.

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And I quote (V)…

Shapiro, who represented Tomica in her criminal trial, says she’s pleased to be heading home.

“Naturally, I’m very very happy for Karlie and her family that she’s back home now. It’s been a long road for her, and it continues to be a long and never-ending road for the Riccioletti family,” Shapiro says. “She’s enthusiastic about talking about her story and sharing it with young people.”

Tomica already filmed interviews for an anti-drunk driving documentary for the Dori Slosberg Foundation, Shapiro says.

“She’s very hopeful she can turn this tragedy into a way to educate young people,” Shapiro says. “She’s the perfect messenger for them because she’s still so young and has such youthful looks.”

And I quote (VI)…

“They got away with murder,” said a tearful Evans, 44, about the driver who plowed into his wife. “She was a beautiful person. She would never hurt anybody. Everyone loved her … I’m in disarray.”

And I quote (VII)…

At the borough police station, Mr. Aeschbacher “confessed to his involvement in this incident,” according to state police.

And I quote (VIII)…

“That night I felt like — I had been watching a lot of medical movies — I may have internal bleeding and thought I wouldn’t make it,” she said. “I asked the ambulance driver to pray with me.”

And I quote (IX)…

“Somebody hurt me, and they shouldn’t have done it,” Eklund said. “Just need to find this cat.”

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And I quote (X)…

Cops are asking the public’s help in identifying three women they want to question in the fatal hit-and-run of a well-known DJ in Brooklyn.

And I quote (XI)…

ST. LOUIS • An elderly pedestrian who was struck by debris from a hit-and-run collision on Dec. 9 died of his injuries in a hospital on Christmas Day, police said.

And I quote (XII)…

Friends and family members released balloons into the sky Friday afternoon to remember Michael Mince, a 15-year-old from Kyle who was killed in a hit-and-run Monday while he was walking down a Hays County highway.

The event was an emotional memorial for those who attended, who said Mince was taken too soon. Police have not yet found the driver responsible.

And I quote (XIII)…

“The scene out here is rather grisly. In addition to the front grill and headlights from the striking vehicle, we have the victim. A 71-year-old retired male who had major trauma injury at the time that he did out here in the middle of Chew Avenue,” Philadelphia Police Captain Drew Techner said.

And I quote (XIV)…

“Nobody’s seen anything, nobody knows anything, and there are still no leads from the police, said Nigaglioni. “It just seems like a cold case. But for us, it isn’t. Because we really want to know what happened that night.”

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Tallahassee, Fla.; Christiana, Del.; Chesterfield, Va.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Catonsville, Md.; Hyde Park, Cal.; Odessa, Texas; Tallahassee, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Perth Amboy, NJ; Atlanta, Ga.; Greensburg, La.; Long Beach, Cal.; Wilmington, NC; Los Angeles, Cal.; Aurora, Colo.; Oceanside, Cal.

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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