Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXXVI

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.

9447. Fort Collins, Colo. Jan. 31. Bicyclist fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9448. Dallas, Texas. Feb. 1. Man fatally struck by three vehicles, one of which fled the scene.

9449. Hesperia, Cal. Jan. 29. 42-year-old man critically injured when struck by a box-type sedan which fled the scene.

9450. Miami Shores, Fla. Jan. 31. Man and dog injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9451-53. Morton Grove, Ill. Feb. 1. Man, woman and 2-year-old child injured when struck by a which fled the scene.

9454. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Feb. 3. Man fatally struck by a BMW which fled the scene.

9455. Long Beach, Cal. Feb. 2. Pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9456. Corbin, Ky. Feb. 1. 62-year-old man fatally struck by a maroon SUV which fled the scene.

9457-58. Davie, Fla. Feb. 1. 80-year-old woman killed and 61-year-old woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9459. Louisville, Ky. Feb. 2. 9-year-old girl critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9460. Los Angeles, Cal. Feb. 1. 50-year-old man injured when struck by a dark-colored Ford truck which fled the scene.

9461. Spokane, Wash. Feb. 3. Woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9462. Washington, D.C. Feb. 1. 10-year-old girl injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9463. Euclid, Ohio. Feb.3. Man fatally struck by a 2002-2007 royal blue Porsche Cayenne sport-utility vehicle with dark-tinted windows which fled the scene.

9464-66. Philadelphia, Pa. Feb. 3. Three pedestrians injured when struck by a gray or silver Chevy Impala which fled the scene.

9467. New York City, NY. Feb. 4. 28-year-old U.S. Army vet fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9468. San Francisco, Cal. Feb. 3. 30-year-old man critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9469. Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. Feb. 3. 67-year-old man fatally struck by a blue BMW which fled the scene.

9470. New Orleans, La. Feb. 4. 58-year-old man fatally struck by a black compact car which fled the scene.

9471. Springfield, Mass. Feb. 5. Man injured when struck by a Honda which fled the scene.

9472. Chatsworth, Ga. Feb. 5. 8-year-old boy injured when struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.

 

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

“I don’t want that apology. He killed my 8-year-old daughter. What good does an apology do?” she said, alluding to the fact that Woodlyn fled and attempted to have his vehicle fixed while eluding capture in the high-profile case. “He wasn’t apologizing when he was hiding from police.”

And I quote (II)…

ALBUQUERQUE — The mother of a teenage girl killed in a car crash when two suspected thieves fleeing from police crashed into them has also died.

And I quote (III)…

“Hit-and-run drivers usually flee the scene of a crash because they think they can get away with their crime,” said Rodriguez. “It’s up to our police force to prove these drivers wrong and this bill will now put more eyes and ears on the street to assist them.”

And I quote (IV)…

“If you don’t have evidence there to follow-up on and you have no witnesses to it, it’s just like, ‘where do I go from here?'” Martin said.

And I quote (V)…

“I still can’t believe it sometimes,” said Karen Flynn, Carly’s mother, during a news conference Thursday at the San Bruno Police Department. “I just think she’s either walking to Starbucks or she’s at her art class or she’s at the Humane Society. It’s just a very odd feeling.”

And I quote (VI)…

“The family, we’re just destroyed. We’re wrecked,” he said. “We’re going to find out one day who did this, but I hope it’s sooner rather than later. It’s not going to fix us, but we need to know.”

And I quote (VII)…

Forest Park police officer shot and killed a hit-and-run suspect as he was driving a stolen car toward the officer Friday evening, authorities said.

And I quote (VIII)…

“Whoever hit her and ran, we just want them to come forward.  We just want justice for our daughter,” Ashlee Camp, the victim’s mother, said to WHAS11 over the phone.

And I quote (IX)…

The Austin Police Department has arrested and charged a woman for failure to stop and render aid. 48-year-old Sammy Marvin Oates Jr. of Austin, Texas is accused of crashing into a car, failing to stop and render aid, minutes before crashing into another car a couple of miles away.

And I quote (X)…

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) –  A 35 year old pedestrian has died after being hit by a vehicle on the 900 block of Texan Trail near Ray High School just after one Sunday morning.  According to police, the vehicle struck the man as he was using a crosswalk, and carried him approximately 200 feet before stopping.
Witnesses told police the driver of the vehicle got out, looked at the man on the ground, got back into his car and fled the scene.

And I quote (XI)…

Driver on probation for 2016 crash arrested in fatal Vancouver hit-and-run

And I quote (XII)…

More than four years later, a man who left the scene of a crash after striking two men was convicted by a Manatee County jury.

Gary L. Roche, 50, was found guilty Wednesday of leaving the scene of a crash with death and leaving the scene of the crash with serious bodily injury.

The charges stem from an Oct. 14, 2012, incident in which Roche was driving northbound on U.S. 41 near 51st Avenue Drive West around 2:38 a.m., according to the probable cause affidavit filed in 2014. Roche’s vehicle struck two men attempting to cross the road, according to a release from State Attorney Ed Brodsky’s office.

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Highland Park, Ill.; Fulton, Ill.; Sammamish, Wash.; Columbus, Ga.; Fresno, Cal.; Bowling Green, Ky.; Gwinnett Twp., Ga.; Springfield, Mo.; San Angelo, Texas; Phoenix, Ariz.; Fortuna, Cal.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Santa Ana. Cal.; Kingsbury, NY; Blufton, SC.

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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