Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXXXIX

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.

9532. Philadelphia, Pa. Feb. 23. 43-year-old man injured when struck by a silver sedan which fled the scene.

9533. Clearfield, Pa. Feb. 23. 63-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9534. South Burlington, Vt. Feb. 23. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9535. Grand Rapids, Mich. Feb. 24. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9536. Toledo, Ohio. Feb. 25. 57-year-old man critically injured when struck by a white vehicle which fled the scene.

9537. Burien, Wash. Feb. 26. Woman fatally struck by a silver or grey sedan which fled the scene.

9538. Gwinnett, Ga. Feb. 25. 60-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9539. Philadelphia, Pa. Feb. 25. Woman badly injured when struck by a white Nissan which fled the scene.

9540. Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 24. 18-year-old man badly injured when struck by a vehicle  which fled the scene.

9441. Ybor City, Fla. Feb. 26. 36-year-old woman fatally struck by a late 1990s or early 2000s model Ford which fled the scene.

9442. East Ridge, Tenn. Feb. 26. 2-year-old injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

9443. Indianapolis, Ind. Feb. 26. 35-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9444. Ephrata, Pa. Feb. 27. 25-year-old woman injured when struck by an older green pickup truck which fled the scene.

9445. Rhinebeck, NY. Feb. 28. 19-year-old man injured when struck by a blue or gray older-model minivan which fled the scene.

9446. Norfolk, Va. Feb. 28. 26-year-old man injured when struck by a red Ford F-150 which fled the scene.

9447. Keene, NH. Feb. 27. 13-year-old girl injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9448. Phoenix, Ariz. Feb. 27. 73-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9449. Salisbury, Md. Feb. 28. 14-year-old boy injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9450. Woodbridge, Va. Feb. 26. 19-year-old man fatally struck by a black Ford Explorer, possibly 2009 or newer, which fled the scene.

9451. Fresno, Cal. March 1. Man critically injured when struck by a full-size white pickup truck which fled the scene.

9452. Riverside, Cal. March 1. Man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

9453. Lisle, Ill. March 1. 62-year-old man injured when struck by two vehicles, one which fled the scene.


Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

She’s being kept alive by machines, tubes and wires, her brother said, and emotions from family and loved ones possibly seeing her for the last time are all over the place. Sadness. Frustration. Anger.

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Police have charged a woman for a hit-and-run last November in South Austin that critically injured a pedestrian, and who died a month later from his injuries.

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A Houston woman says her 8-year-old daughter was shot to death by a hit-and-run driver who fired into their car.

And I quote (IV)…

Former NewsWorks editor Brian Hickey, a hit-and-run victim himself in 2008, said the goal in these situations “is to put out the information instantly…the sooner people find out, the better.”

Hickey sees hope for bringing motorists in these cases to justice in Pennsylvania in the form of legislation introduced there last month by state Senator Anthony Hardy Williams.

Named the “Jay Alerts” bill after 2016 Philadelphia hit-and-run victim eight-year old Jayanna Powell, it would tap into the already existing Amber Alert infrastructure, and legally require auto-body shops to tell law enforcement agencies if a vehicle matching the description in a hit-and-run is brought in for repairs. Colorado already has a similar program.

And I quote (V)…

A Bronx woman plans to sue the city for $150 million, claiming cops “covered up” a hit-and-run that left her with serious injuries.

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NORRISTOWN >> A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a woman allegedly involved in a hit-and-run incident which left a 43-year-old Norristown man hospitalized in critical condition last Wednesday.

Police say they are working with the woman’s attorney to have her turn herself in.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the victim, who suffered a head injury, remains unconscious but in stable condition at an area hospital, according to a police official.

And I quote (VII)…

“From what I’ve been told this guy or girl whoever, came up behind me, and hit me while I was in the left hand lane of Blanco Road and caused me to hit the median and my car actually went airborne and slammed face on into another vehicle,” Rachael said.

And I quote (VIII)…

 – A former North Carolina State Trooper is facing multiple charges including DWI after police say he fled the scene of a crash in the parking lot of a Cookout over the weekend.

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“The question I have is what is the legal loophole? It seems to me like there’s enough evidence to go after him,” Lesly Colantonio said.

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“In an effort to avoid prosecution for leaving the scene of an accident injury, it is alleged that a dentist, a former police officer, and a body shop owner all committed a variety of serious crimes,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a release on the charges. “This community has seen too many tragedies where injured people suffer on the side of our roads. This must stop.”

And I quote (XI)…

“When I fell, the first thing I looked at was to make sure I had both of my legs. Then I remember being in excruciating pain and knew I couldn’t stand up. I kept thinking that they’re going to stop. So, they stopped for about 5 or 7 seconds. We made eye contact and then they just drove away,” said Kennedy.

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“Seeing people jogging on the side of the road just makes me cringe, especially when I see a sidewalk there or some other option,” Amy said. “Think about what risk you’re taking.”.

And I quote (XIII)…

“You got a person upstairs – you got God – and he knows all about it. He knew about it when it happened and he will not give them rest,” Mary Graham, the victim’s mother, said.

 And I quote (XIV)…
“You got scared for your life?” asked reporter Dann Cuellar.
“Yes, scared, yes, scared, yes, scared,” said Choi.

And I quote (XV)…

“This is a crime. Instead of using a gun to kill my son and Kyle and Allison, a person used a vehicle,” she said. She’ll never stop until justice is served.

“When you left him in a burning car that night, and you left Kyle and Allison on the ground, you sent a message that said I absolutely do not care about the life of your lived ones and I will never forget that,” said Carlisle.


Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Santa Ana, Cal.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; Martinsburg, WV; San Francisco, Cal.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Everett, Wash.; Rye, NY; Odenton, Md.; Farmington, Mass.; Vancouver, Wash.; Missoula, Mont.; Washington, NC; Los Angeles, Cal.; Franklin Park, Ill.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Dallas, Texas.

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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