Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXXVII

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.

9473. Euclid, Ohio. Feb. 4. 35-year-old man fatally struck by a 2002-2007 royal blue Porsche Cayenne SUV with dark-tinted windows which fled the scene.

9474. Clayton County, Ga. Feb. 5. 57-year-old man fatally struck by two vehicles, one of which fled the scene.

9475-76. Austin, Texas. Feb. 5. One woman killed and another injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9477. Newark, Ohio. Feb. 5. 24-year-old man fatally struck by a truck or SUV which fled the scene.

9478. Santa Cruz, Cal. Feb. 6. Woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9479. Spartanburg, SC. Feb. 6. 47-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by a which fled the scene.

9480. Ellenwood, Ga. Feb. 5. Man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9481. Manchester, NH. Feb. 6. 27-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9482. Caledonia, Wisc. Feb. 6. 75-year-old man fatally struck by a dark early 2000’s model Chevrolet Monte Carlo or Impala which fled the scene.

9483. San Francisco, Cal. Feb. 6. 77-year-old man badly injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9484. Burien, Wash. Feb. 5. Man fatally struck by a black Honda SUV which fled the scene.

9485. San Antonio, Texas. Feb. 7. 43-year-old man critically injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9486. Indianapolis, Ind. Feb. 9. 65-year-old man fatally struck by a light colored, 2000-’06 Chevrolet Suburban which fled the scene.

9487. Lubbock, Texas. Feb. 10. 27-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle (possibly a Chevrolet, which fled the scene.

9488. Palmer Township, Pa. Feb. 8. 18-year-old woman fatally struck by a black Mazda which fled the scene.

9489. Stockton, Cal. Feb. 9. 60-year-old man in wheelchair fatally struck by a blue or green four-door vehicle which fled the scene.

9490. Charlotte, NC. Feb. 10. 28-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9491. Oxnard, Cal. Feb. 10. Woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9492. Tulsa, Okla. Feb. 9. Pregnant woman injured when struck by a SUV which fled the scene.

9493. Los Angeles, Cal. Feb. 11. 69-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9494. Conway, SC. Feb. 11. 48-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9495. El Paso, Texas. Feb. 11. Pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9496. Kent, Wash. Feb. 11. 44-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9497. Petaluma, Cal. Feb. 11. 70-year-old woman fatally struck by a van which fled the scene.

9498. Detroit, Mich. Feb. 11. Woman in her 50s fatally struck by a black Dodge Challenger which fled the scene.

9499. Romulus, Mich. Feb. 10. 43-year-old man injured when struck by a tan or beige Buick Rendezvous which fled the scene.

9500-01. Des Plaines, Ill. Feb. 14. One man killed and another man injured when struck by a “white work van” which fled the scene.

9502. Walnut Creek, Cal. Feb. 13. Woman injured when struck by a silver Honda CR-V which fled the scene.

9503. San Francisco, Cal. Feb. 12. 70-year-old woman critically injured when struck by a Civic or Camry which fled the scene.

9504. Crawford County, Ark. Feb. 12. 70-year-old woman fatally struck by a white vehicle which fled the scene.

9505. Jefferson Twp., Ohio. Feb. 13. 36-year-old man fatally struck by a SUV which fled the scene.

9506. National City, Cal. Feb. 14. 81-year-old man fatally struck by a dark sedan which fled the scene.

9507. Fresno, Cal. Feb. 14. Man in his 60s fatally struck by a small pickup truck which fled the scene.

9508. Streamwood, Illinois, Feb. 14. 26-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9509. Cartersville, Ga. Feb. 15. 58-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9510. Torrance, Cal. Feb. 15. 51-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9511. Ambler, Pa. Feb. 18. 2-year-old boy injured when struck by a dark gray or black SUV which fled the scene.

9512. Bridge City, La. Feb. 16. 65-year-old man fatally struck by a  silver 2003 Honda Odyssey mini-van which fled the scene.

9513. Oklahoma City, Okla. Feb. 17. Bicyclist injured when struck by two trucks which fled the scene.

9514. Marquette, Mich. Feb. 15. 70-year-old man injured when struck by a minivan which fled the scene.

9515. Sacramento, Cal. Feb. 16. 61-year-old man fatally struck by two vehicles, one of which fled the scene.

 

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) – Brandon Sowells has little memory of New Year’s Eve. The last thing he can see when he thinks back to that night, was watching the ball drop at midnight with his friends.

He doesn’t remember walking to a store. He doesn’t remember a car hitting and nearly killing him. He doesn’t remember an ambulance ride to Moses Cone Hospital.

He only remembers the 3-2-1 countdown before waking up a week later in ICU.

“I didn’t know what happened and I’m asking her (the nurse) how did I get here,” said Brandon. “I started freaking out because I was like I have to go to work! Unhook me, I’m going to lose my job! She said, ‘you’re not going nowhere’.”

And I quote (II)…

JANESVILLE, Wis. – A Beloit man faces his fifth drunken driving charge after he reportedly threw beer cans out his window while fleeing from police, officials said.

And I quote (III)…

A day after a 58-year-old pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run at Earhart Boulevard and South Galvez Street, a 38-year-old maintenance technician for a Kenner-based limo service has surrendered to police, admitting that he was driving the limousine involved in the fatal crash, according to the NOPD.

And I quote (IV)…

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) – Investigators in Lawrence are still looking for a hit-and-run suspect from last year.

And I quote (V)…

MESA, AZ – Authorities say the 7-year-old injured in a hit-and-run crash earlier in the week has died from his injuries.

And I quote (VI)…

“I know you can’t sleep at night, whoever did this. I know you can’t sleep at night, but it’s heavy on his family’s heart, but if you got a real heart, you would come forward,” said Dawkins’ sister Mary Thompson.

And I quote (VII)…

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman driving on an Arizona’s learner’s permit without a licensed driver in the vehicle was arrested Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a 7-year-old boy, police said.

And I quote (VIII)…

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police have arrested a suspect believed to have been involved in a January fatal hit-and-run crash.

And I quote (IX)…

Police said a woman turned herself in Friday in connection with a hit-and-run last week that severely injured a 9-year-old girl.

Jessica Westbrook, 31, was arrested and charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident/ failure to render aid with fatal or serious injury, according to Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley. Westbrook is being held in the Louisville jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

And I quote (X)…

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Investigators are hoping new tips can help police find the driver that left a 52-year-old man dying on the road more than two years ago.

And I quote (XI)…

An officer is on the mend after being dragged by a hit-and-run driver in West Philadelphia.

And I quote (XII)…

The scene of a California memorial turned deadly after a 27-year-old woman mourning the loss of her cousin was run down with a car.

And I quote (XIII)…

“I had to go into the bedroom with him and there was no Grandmom,” he said. “I said Grandmom has wings and she has gone to heaven. And he cried.”

And I quote (XIV)…

INDIANAPOLIS—Metro Police say the woman responsible for a deadly hit-and-run crash in Lawrence is now also accused of running over her boyfriend just days earlier.

And I quote (XV)…

At Silvera’s sentencing on Tuesday in Essex County Superior Court, his defense attorney, Michael Robbins, opened his statement to the court like this:

“He should have stopped. He should have stayed. He should have helped … if nothing else but to hold her hand and not leave her alone until help arrived.”

But he didn’t.

And I quote (XVI)…

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) – Police say a 19-year-old Rhode Island man was killed by a hit-and-run driver who was possibly operating a snowplow on a snow-covered road in Coventry.

And I quote (XVII)…

A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a car she was driving fatally struck a University of Florida student and hurt two of his friends in a hit-and-run near campus, police said.

And I quote (XVIII)…

PHOENIX – Police are investigating why a woman ran out of a car with a child and stripped her clothing off after hitting a vehicle in West Phoenix.

And I quote (XIX)…

We analyzed Denver Police Department traffic-accident data for the first six days of February, and by our count, a staggering 99 hit-and-runs took place over that span, including 22 of them on a single day.

And I quote (XX)…

And I quote (XXI)…

 – An Isanti, Minnesota man who struck and killed a 15-year old boy and then left the scene announced Wednesday in court that he intends to plead guilty to the charge.

And I quote (XXII)…

The search is on for the driver who struck and injured a Philadelphia police officer in West Oak Lane.

And I quote (XXIII)…

CLIFTON – A gas station attendant was struck by a car as it fled the station without paying, authorities said.

And I quote (XXIV)…

Power is exactly what a new bill, soon to be filed in Tallahassee, is about. It would give other drivers the power to see and report suspect vehicles in the wake of hit-and-run crashes. It would establish a “yellow alert,” which police could trigger after crashes resulting in serious injury or death.

State Senator David Simmons of Longwood is a sponsor.

“People on the interstate and other thoroughfares would be notified just as if there were an Amber Alert, that someone had done a hit-and-run,” Simmons told WESH 2 News.

And I quote (XXV)…

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It has been nearly nine months since a driver ran over a 12-year-old boy on his way to school, and the family is questioning why the Broomfield Police Department won’t seek justice against the prime suspect in the crime.

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Rockledge, Fla.; Albany, NY; Beaver, Pa.; Johnstown, Pa.; Hayward, Cal.; Anchorage, Alaska; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fairbanks, Alaska; Wendell, NC; North Adams, Mass.; Richmond, Cal.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Vero Beach, Fla.; Jersey City, NJ; Racine County, Wisc.; Sumter, SC; Vineland, NJ; Cleveland, Ohio; Syracuse, NY; Corpus Christi, Texas; Deer Park, 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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