Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCLXXXII

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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.

7851. Lowell, Mass. Feb. 12. 15-year-old injured when intentionally struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.

7852. Florence, SC. Feb. 13. 21-year-old man fatally struck by a teal green vehicle which fled the scene.

7853. Altoona, Pa. Feb. 12. 30-year-old woman injured when struck by a SUV which fled the scene.

7854. Knoxville, Tenn. Feb. 12. 77-year-old man fatally struck by a white Nissan Altima which fled the scene.

7855. San Diego, Cal. Feb. 12. 19-year-old pedestrian injured when struck by a black four-door Audi which fled the scene.

7856. State College, Pa. Feb. 13. 20-year-old woman injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

7857. Miami, Fla. Feb. 13. Bicyclist injured when struck by a 2013 or 2014 white Chrysler 300 which fled the scene.

7858. San Antonio, Texas. Feb. 13. 22-year-old man injured when struck by a charcoal gray Chrysler 300 which fled the scene.

7859. Newport Beach, Cal. Feb. 13. 24-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

7860. Los Angeles, Cal. Feb. 13 Pedestrian in his or her 40s badly injured when struck by a 1995-98 Toyota Camry which fled the scene.

7861. Hypoluxo, Fla. Feb. 13. 5-year-old fatally struck by an SUV which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

7862. Galloway Twp., NJ. Feb. 10. Woman fatally struck by two vehicles, including a white SUV which fled the scene.

7863. Boyle Heights, Cal. Feb. 15. 24-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.


7864. San Diego, Cal. Feb. 13. 69-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

7865. Longview, Texas. Feb. 13. 16-year-old male injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7866. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Feb. 12. 46-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7867. Morton Grove, Ill. Feb. 16. Woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

7868-69. Chicago, Ill. Feb. 16. 7- and 14-year-old girls injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver caught shortly thereafter.

7870. Ramapo, NY. Feb. 15. 16-year-old injured when struck by a minivan which fled the scene.


Related stories:

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And I quote (I)…

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a 2-year-old girl.

North Las Vegas Police said Daniel Garcia-Martinez of North Las Vegas was arrested Friday.  Officers say Garcia-Martinez was driving a 1995 Ford Econoline van when he struck and killed Evelyn Green.

And I quote (II)…

“We would like to host a public memorial event in the spring of 2016 at the cemetery,” the fund-raising site reads. “Your donation of any amount will help provide in death, what Eleanor missed during her lifetime — dignity and honor.”

And I quote (III)…

“She’s a wonderful, dedicated person,” the victim’s friend, Dr. Ed Thile, told NBC 7. “You know, there are givers and takers. She was a giver. She was sensitive and responsive and she gave to this community. “

And I quote (IV)…

“I remember everything. I remember looking up in the rear-view mirror and seeing a vehicle coming towards me and then the boom and then just kind of that ringing in your ears that you have for a few seconds,” Black said.

And I quote (V)…

The husband of the woman convicted of criminally negligent homicide in a bizarre hit-and-run accident in Springfield was sentenced on Thursday to four months in jail after pleading guilty to helping his wife try to cover up the crime.

And I quote (VI)…

A high school cheerleading coach, charged in the hit-and-run death of a student, challenged part of the case against her on Friday.

Attorneys for 23-year old Amanda Dahl took issue with prosecutors charging the case under the new ‘vulnerable road user’ provision in state law, designed to increase punishment for hitting pedestrians.

Dahl is charged with leaving the scene of the crash that killed 15-year old Khiar Raymond, as he walked on High Ridge Road in Boynton Beach.

Police point to surveillance photos they say show Dahl pulling her damaged car into a nearby parking lot, returning to the crash scene and blending in as a bystander– never telling officers she was involved in the crash.

“I can’t say if she was out there, because my mind was totally on my son,” said Aja Raymond following Friday’s hearing.

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And I quote (VII)…

“I don’t understand what kind of a monster could just leave somebody on the side of the road,” said Skylar’s wife, Tiffany Sandifar.

And I quote (VIII)…

An 81-year-old nun has been charged for a hit-and-run that occurred in the Plaistow Kohl’s parking lot.

And I quote (IX)…

Across the state, the number of annual hit-and-run crashes has increased for the past few years. Spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno and troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are holding a news conference Monday, admonishing drivers to report crashes — and to avoid causing them in the first place.

And I quote (X)…

“You can’t just let your kid come out here and play because the way they speed up and down these little streets, it’s like a race track,” said another neighbor.

And I quote (XI)…

“I want to know, why couldn’t the person just stop and let us cross the street?,” McMillian told Metro.


Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … San Jose, Cal.; Harbor, Ore.; Kingsport, Tenn.; Chester, Pa.; San Diego, Cal.; Newark, NJ; Dayton, Ohio; Tucson, Ariz.; Auburn, Mass.; Boiling Springs, SC; Sacramento, Cal.; Baltimore, Md.; Houston, Texas; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Red Bank, NJ; Ames, Iowa; Miami, 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.)

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