Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCLV

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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.

7373. Westminster, Cal. Oct. 30. Woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7374. Daytona Beach, Fla. Oct. 29. Teenage girl injured when struck by a light blue four-door sedan which fled the scene.

7375. Kansas City, Mo. Oct. 30. 56-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7376-77. Lexington, Ky. Oct. 30. Two people injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

7378. Woodbridge, Ct. Oct. 30. 68-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7379. Fayetteville, NC. Halloween. Woman injured when struck by a black Cadillac which fled the scene.

7380. Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Nov. 1. 17-year-old male fatally struck by a dark four-door vehicle which fled the scene.

7381. Tulsa, Okla. Nov. 1. 18-year-old male fatally struck by two vehicles which fled the scene.

7382. West Jordan, Utah. Halloween. 15-year-old girl injured when struck by a BMW which fled the scene.

7383. Portland, Ore. Halloween. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7384-87. Martinsburg, WV. Halloween. 17-, 18-, 20- and 23-year-old females injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

7388. Pittsfield Twp., Mich. Halloween. 14-year-old girl injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7389. Reno, Nev. Halloween. 61-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by a red Chevy Cavalier which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that left a man hospitalized in South Philadelphia.

Police responded at 8:27 p.m. on Saturday to Pattison Avenue near Broad Street for a report that a pedestrian had been struck.

The driver of the vehicle, said to be wearing a Superman costume, fled on foot, police said.

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Investigators arrested KRGV-TV reporter Kirk Chaisson on Thursday after a hit-and-run at the Blue Onion restaurant in Weslaco.

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A Georgia man has been charged in a hit-and-run that injured an Oaklyn police officer, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Silent Witness is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a Scottsdale middle-school teacher last weekend.

Maureen Brown, 33, was crossing the street Sunday night when she was struck by a vehicle that was traveling south on 124th Street about 200 yards north of Shea Boulevard, according to Scottsdale police.

Brown is an eighth-grade science teacher at Cocopah Middle School in Scottsdale.

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Harrisburg police are still seeking information on a man who was found unconscious and seriously hurt on Paxton Street Sunday.

In a news release issued this afternoon, police said they still have not been able to identify the man, but they do know that he frequents Allison Hill.

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CLEVELAND – A retired Cleveland Police Officer helped detain an alleged hit-and-run driver until officers showed and took the man into custody.

And I quote (VII)…

“Somebody has to know something,” said Christal Janvick, 37, Sawyer-Ford’s niece. “To say goodbye to a family member that way breaks your heart. You don’t have that closure.”

And I quote (VIII)…

“The driver said he had smoked marijuana,” Roach said, “and he had some crack cocaine in his pocket as well.”

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inCincinnati, Ohio; Palmyra, Pa.; Charleston, WV; Buffalo, NY; Apache Junction, Az.; Cocoa, Fla.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Henrico, Va.; Grand Forks, ND; Cambridge, Mass.; Hillsboro, Ore.; New Berlin, Pa.; Roscoe, Ill.; Portsmouth, RI.

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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