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.
6427. Baltimore, Md. April 1. Woman fatally struck by a dark Toyota pickup truck which fled the scene.
6428. Queens, NY. April 1. 61-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
6429. Phoenix, Az. April 1. Man fatally struck by both a black pickup truck and black SUV which fled the scene.
6430. Charlotte, NC. April 1. 16-year-old girl injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
6431-33. San Francisco, Cal. April 2. Three bicyclists injured when struck by a black Jeep Cherokee which fled the scene.
6434. Middleburg, Fla. April 2. 65-year-old woman injured when struck by a 2003 Buick Rendezvous which fled the scene.
6435. Lake Havasu City, Nev. April 2. Man injured when struck by a white van which fled the scene.
6436. Bloomington, Cal. April 3. Man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
6437. Santa Rosa, Cal. April 3. 46-year-old man badly injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
6438. Hanover Twp., Pa. April 3. Man fatally struck by a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee which fled the scene.
6439. Albany, Ore. April 3. Pedestrian fatally struck by a silver sedan which fled the scene.
6440. East Islip, NY. April 4. Man critically injured when struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.
6441. Chicago, Ill. April 3. 27-year-old man on bicycle critically injured when struck by a dark SUV which fled the scene.
6442. Salinas, Cal. April 3. 39-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a maroon Honda which fled the scene.
6443. Huntsville, Ala. April 4. 4-year-old girl injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.
6444. Naples, Fla. April 4. 54-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
6445. Dallas, Texas. April 5. 20-year-old man fatally struck by a black Dodge Charger which fled the scene.
6446. Bronx, NY. April 4. 13-year-old boy critically injured when struck by a grey sedan which fled the scene.
And I quote (I)…
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – As friends and family prepared to hold a vigil for a little girl and her grandmother, police and advocates spoke out Thursday about a bill aimed at curbing what took their lives earlier in the week.
Lawmakers are considering legislation that would increase penalties for hit-and-run crashes.
“Trust me, we will hunt you down if you leave the scene of an accident,” said Sgt. Richard Strader with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
“Rarely a week goes by without hearing of one of these horrific collisions resulting in the loss of innocent lives. It saddens me to say it appears to be the norm rather than the exception,” said Sandy Heverly, executive director and co-founder of Stop DUI.
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The Aurora fire chief’s wife will spend a night in the county jail as punishment for a hit-and-run accident that injured a child.
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A 29-year-old Racine man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in a fatal hit-and-run crash last fall.
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Roger Slifer, the co-creator of DC Comics anti-hero parody character Lobo, has passed away. He was 60 years old.
A Facebook post by Slifer’s sister Connie Carlton confirmed the former DC and Marvel writer and editor passed away in his hometown of Morristown, Indiana on Monday due to breathing complications, which stemmed from being struck by a hit-and-run driver in 2012.
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SAUGERTIES – A 51-year-old Saugerties woman is facing a number of charges after, police said, she fled the scene after a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, fled from pursuing officers in her vehicle, and locked herself in the vehicle when officers pulled her over.
Police identified the woman as Tammy Candlin, who lives on Route 32 in Saugerties. She was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, a misdemeanor; and failure to comply, speeding, and failure to signal, all violations.
And I quote (VI)…
Jason Edward Smith loved his family.
His wife, Wendy, and daughters, TriStar, 15, and Mila, 6, were his whole world — his top priority, friends and relatives said.
“Everything he did in life was for his wife and two girls,” said Matthew Smith, his younger brother. “He would be so proud and so happy that people in the community are coming out and leaving something in his name, for his girls, to make sure they’re taken care of. That was his biggest thing — taking care of them.”
Smith, 36, of Kennewick, was killed Thursday in a hit-and-run crash near Road 36 and Sylvester Street in Pasco. A GoFundMe account is set up to help his family with expenses in the wake of his sudden death. It’s at www.gofundme.com/qwf6bg.
Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Amherst, NY; Nashville, Tenn.; Odessa, Texas; North Syracuse, NY; Elsmere, Del.; Pasco, Wash.; Elkton, Va.; Wayne, NJ; Philadelphia, Pa.; Miami Beach, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.
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.)