Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCIII

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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.

6447-48. Savannah, Ga. April 5. 25- and 24-year-old men injured when struck by a minivan which fled the scene.

6449. Magnolia, Miss. April 5. Man on bicycle injured when struck by a red Ford Explorer or Chevy Tahoe which fled the scene.

6450. Welasco, Texas. April 5. 24-year-old woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6451. Chicago, Ill. April 6. 38-year-old man critically injured when struck by a dark blue Suzuki Esteem (possibly) which fled the scene.

6452. Bradenton, Fla. April 5. Man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6453. Bethlehem, Pa. April 6. 34-year-old man badly injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6454. Chicago, Ill. April 6. 59-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6455. Boston, Mass. April 7. Woman injured when struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

6456. Philadelphia, Pa. April 6. Woman injured when struck by a dirt bike from which the rider fled the scene.

6457. Chesterfield, Va. April 8. 16-year-old boy fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6458. Fountain Valley, Cal. April 8. 30-year-old man fatally struck by a silver Honda Pilot and white sedan both of which fled the scene.

6459-60. St. Louis, Mo. April 7. 49-year-old man and 19-year-old son injured when struck by a red Chevy pickup truck which fled the scene.

6461. Alcoa, Tenn. April 8. 71-year-old man in wheelchair fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

6462. South Fulton County, Ga. April 8. Child injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6463. Oakland, Cal. April 8. Woman badly injured when struck by an older-model white Chevrolet which fled the scene.

6464. Hanford, Cal. April 7. 83-year-old woman in wheelchair badly injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6465. Santa Fe, NM. April 8. 18-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6466. Denver, Colo. April 9. Bicyclist fatally struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

6467. Bloomfield, NJ. April 9. 63-year-old man injured when struck by a dark sedan which fled the scene.

6468. Aurora, Colo. April 9. Man injured when struck by a BMW SUV which fled the scene.

6469. Baltimore Co., Md. April 9. 45-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

6470. Fairfax Co., Va. April 9. Woman jogging injured when struck by a small, grey sedan which fled the scene.

6471. Riverside, Ohio. April 9. 17-year-old boy injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6472. San Francisco, Cal. April 10. Woman fatally struck by a black Toyota Corolla which fled the scene.

6473. High Point, NC. April 9. 9-year-old girl injured when struck by a white four-door sedan which fled the scene.

6474. Rialto, Cal. April 11. 28-year-old man fatally struck by a light blue car (possible Chrysler 300) which fled the scene.

6475. Lake City, Ga. April 11. Woman injured when struck by a four-door sedan which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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And I quote (I)…

PASCO, WA- 23-year-old Miguel Paniagua has a past with being in trouble with the law, all the way back to his teenage years. Paniagua was arrested a total of ten times. … On Monday, police were able to identify Paniagua as the suspect wanted for the hit and run death of 36-year-old Jason Smith. Their search for him continues. Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 586-TIPS.

And I quote (II)…

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Arlen Polit Mercado, 27, is charged with the state jail felony of abandoning or endangering a child, accused of hitting another car and taking off – all while she had four children with her in the van as she allegedly drove intoxicated. Police say the driver of the other car called them and decided to follow her after she hit his car and didn’t stop.

And I quote (III)…

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) — Former San Francisco 49er and Oakland Raider player Kwame Harris faces some serious criminal charges Monday after being arrested Sunday evening for several hit-and-run crashes and allegedly trying to bite an officer’s hand while under the influence of drugs, according to authorities.

And I quote (IV)…

A man was accidentally shot following a hit and run in Kinston Tuesday night, according to police.

And I quote (V)…

Glendale police are seeking the public’s help in solving a nearly year-old hit-and-run that killed a 62-year-old Glendale resident.

And I quote (VI)…

Jonathan Pol is a Clay County cheerleading coach currently involved in a deadly hit and run investigation and is facing several felony charges.

Police said Pol struck a 53-year-old man in Atlanta in November 2013. Investigators believe he drove away and left the victim for dead.

He’s now awaiting trial charged with first degree homicide by vehicle, hit and run, DUI and failing to aid an injured person.

And I quote (VII)…

Michigan Police Looking for Hit-And-Run Driver From Worldstar Fight Video

And I quote (VIII)…

A 73-year-old Maryland man has turned himself in for leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run earlier this year, the U.S. Park Police said Thursday.

It was after the Feb. 1 accident on the Baltimore Washington Parkway that a 911 operator told a dying man’s daughter to “stop whining” as she tried to call for help. The victim, 38-year-old Rick Warrick, died at the scene.

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And I quote (IX)…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — After striking a pedestrian in a downtown Louisville crosswalk, a sports anchor in a WHAS TV News truck got out of his vehicle as a crowd started to form, briefly surveyed the scene and left, according to witnesses.

“I told him, hey, you hit her too; you ran over her too,” Matthew Good, a tow truck driver who had first hit the woman told police. “As everybody surrounded us, he just got back in his (truck) and left.”

Fontaine Jeffrey, 58, died of multiple injuries after being struck by Good and reporter Jeffrey Woods, according to evidence released this week in a criminal case filed against Woods, who has been indicted on one count of failure to stop and render aid, a class D felony.

And I quote (X)…

TAMPA — Anger, heartbreak and an inexperienced lawyer helped land Armando Lopez-Canada in prison for 30 years for fleeing a fatal hit-and-run that left two people dead.

But forgiveness knocked 20 years off his sentence on Thursday and helped two grandparents get closure in a Hillsborough County courtroom.

“While his actions profoundly changed our family, I do believe that Mr. Canada was given a harsh sentence,” said a tearful Brenda Andujar, whose 4-year-old grandson, Joshua Angel Morrow, died three days after Christmas in 2006.

“And I’d like to tell Mr. Canada that I do forgive him.”

And I quote (XI)…

A day after hit-and-run defendant Melinda Shoppel sought a reduced sentence to care for her children, her family members were hit with child endangerment charges after police say they found they found drugs and drug paraphernalia scattered around their Larksville house.

And I quote (XII)…

“My son was loved and touched a lot of lives. You can see as people speak highly of him,” said Deadra Swilley, Steffond’s mother.

And I quote (XIII)…

“Around 3 o clock I woke up. I said ‘oh he’s not here’ so I called his phone. It was off. I said ‘I’m worried about you, call me when you get this, hurry home,'” she said.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inDenver, Colo.; Port Angeles, Wash.; Miami Beach, Fla.; Richmond, Ky.; Dallas, Texas; Santa Clara, Cal.; Chevy Chase, Md.; Waco, Texas; Orem, Utah; Bristol, Pa.; Surprise, Az.; Pine Hills, Fla.; Columbia, Mo.; Brocton, NY; Arlington, Wash.; Miami, Fla.; Washington, DC; Columbus, Miss.

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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