Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCXCVI

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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.

8191. Milford, Del. May 5. 66-year-old woman badly injured when struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

8192. San Antonio, Texas. May 4. Man in his 50s critically injured when struck by a maroon SUV which fled the scene.

8193. Downey, Ariz. May 4. 77-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later caught.

8194. Lancaster, Pa. May 4. Teen struck by a Toyota sedan which fled the scene.

8195. Lakewood, Tenn. May 3. 53-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene.

8196. Brooklyn, NY. May 3. Woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

8197. Richmond, Va. May 2. Bicyclist injured when struck by a burgundy SUV which fled the scene.

8198-99. Brooklyn, NY. May 2. 51-year-old woman killed and 57-year-old man injured when struck by a stolen 4Runner which fled the scene.

8200. Armada Twp., Mich. May 2. 21-year-old man whose body was found in a ditch fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

8201-02. Sayreville, NJ. May 2.5- and 8-year-old boys injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

 

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And I quote (I)…

The vice dean let the class and their loved ones know that Hall – a double major in sociology and criminal justice – was supposed to walk at commencement in May 2015, a celebration made impossible by the fact that she was in a coma.

“She fought her way back,” Bakley said, “and she will walk with the class [today].”

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Jordan Parsons moved to Boca Raton to live out his dream of becoming a successful mixed martial arts fighter.

The 25-year-old appeared to be on the right path. He had pummeled his way to a professional record of 11 wins and two losses, and his coach said he was looking better than ever.

But early Sunday, it all came to a tragic, sudden end when the driver of a silver Range Rover slammed into Parsons as he crossed the street in Delray Beach — and kept driving.

And I quote (III)…

A woman who witnessed the Middleton-hit-and-run crash that injured two girls last month told police one of the girls was dragged by the truck for several feet, according to court documents.

Ross Cotter-Brown, 30, of Edgerton, is accused of driving a truck that hit and seriously injured two middle-school-aged girls April 21.

And I quote (IV)…

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Prosecutors on Long Island say hit-and-run cases are becoming all too common as they are pushing for new laws in the waning days of a session in Albany.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities are searching for the driver of a pickup truck who struck a cyclist and kept driving in the Lakewood area of Davidson County. Newly released surveillance video showed the driver fleeing the scene after the impact.

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“It’s all been a nightmare,” she said. “I doesn’t seem like it’s actually been a year since he died.”

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One witness told police he knew the driver of the Honda as “Wolverine,” a short, stocky man who had “vampire-like fangs.”

And I quote (VIII)…

CUMBERLAND – Police confirmed on Tuesday that Carl John, 18, of Cumberland, has died of his injuries after he was struck in a hit-and-run accident early Monday morning.

And I quote (IX)…

“It launched him over the handlebars,” said Foskin.  She said the driver kept going.  “He had three fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a separated shoulder.”

And I quote (X)…

Police arrested a Morongo Valley man early Tuesday morning after mutual ongoing text message harassment involving two men led to a hit-and-run collision in Yucca Valley.

Police arrested Steven Lee Ingersoll, 24, saying he struck Gregory Allen Murphy, 26, of Yucca Valley along he 7000 block of Bannock Trail in Yucca Valley. According to Murphy and a witness, he and Ingersoll had sent text messages back and forth using their respective gaming consoles.

The harassment escalated, and police say Ingersoll drove to Murphy’s residence at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police say Ingersoll got out of his car and smashed a rear window from a vehicle parked in the driveway belonging to Murphy’s girlfriend.

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And I quote (XI)…

BULLITT CO., Ky.  (WHAS11) — A fatal hit and run suspect, 22-year-old Emily Hickey, was arrested on May 2 in Bullitt County.

The hit and run happened around 2:30 a.m. near Pleasant Grove Elementary school in the 4100 block of Highway 44 East, Mount Washington, Ky. That’s were officials found a male victim, 29-year-old Walter Berry Burgin of Louisville.

He was on his moped when police said Hickey hit him.

And I quote (XII)…

The fugitive wanted in connection with a hit-and-run wreck that killed a 6-year-old boy has turned himself in to authorities in Texas.

Juan Antonio Quintanilla-Garza, 32, is accused of driving a white van that hit Anthony Santos Castellon-Rivera as he was crossing Eastway Drive with his family on April 24.

And I quote (XIII)…

“I’m trying to keep it together, it’s something you don’t expect with a 21-year-old,” the Richmond man said. “We’re all just wanting some answers so we can have some closure.”

 

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Alexandria, La.; Glendale, Ariz.; Lincoln, Neb.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Huntington, Texas; North Charleston, SC; Farmington, NM; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, Ill.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Hannibal, NY.

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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