Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCXV

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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.

6664-65. Shawnee, Okla. May 28. 2-year-old boy fatally struck by a white car which fled the scene; father also hurt.

6666-67. Logan, Utah. May 28. Two 10-year-old girls injured when struck by a “red sporty car” which fled the scene.

6668. Buckland, Mass. May 29. Pedestrian injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6669-70. San Antonio, Texas. May 28. Four teens injured when struck by a black SUV which fled the scene.

6671. Summerville, SC. May 29. 14-year-old boy injured when struck by a which fled the scene.

6672. Old Saybrook, Ct. May 30. Man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6673. Tucson, Ariz. May 29. 69-year-old woman fatally struck by a newer-model dark-colored SUV which fled the scene.

6674. Arlington, Texas. June 1. Bicyclist fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6675-77. Milwaukee, Wisc. June 1. 26-year-old man killed, wife and baby boy injured when struck by a 1999 Plymouth Breeze which fled the scene.

6678. Southampton, NY. June 1. 62-year-old woman injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6679. Franklin, NJ. May 31. 41-year-old man riding bicycle injured when struck by a red or maroon vehicle which fled the scene.

6680. Harrison, NJ. May 30. 90-year-old woman injured when struck and thrown by a dark SUV which fled the scene.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

ANTIOCH — While the parents of hit-and-run victim Timothy Hudson were burying their son at a local cemetery Monday, a crew of city workers and police converged onto the site of Hudson’s death to remove illegal speed bumps the family says was placed to prevent another tragedy.

The bump was installed Friday afternoon by a small group of men, three days after the Timothy Hudson’s mother, Linda Hudson, declared at a City Council meeting that speeding drivers had been a problem on the street long before the collision that killed her son and that speed bumps were needed. When the Hudsons did not hear back from the city, Linda Hudson, 73, planned to install them herself, but a group of “speed bump fairies” she did not know beat her to it, she said.

Mayor Wade Harper said he believes the folks who installed the speed bumps had good intentions but that they inadvertently created a liability by installing it.

And I quote (II)…

“We’re with the little boy, the victim of the hit-and-run. He’s OK for now,” a police officer said just minutes after the collision.

And I quote (III)…

The defendant began rambling incoherently about the woman jumping in front of her car, according to police, then became combative as officers tried to remove her from the vehicle.

And I quote (IV)…

A former Cuban revolutionary who spent nearly three decades as a political prisoner on the communist island was fighting for his life Saturday night days after he was hit by a speeding car in Little Havana.

Relatives say the car fled Wednesday morning after hitting Onofre Perez on Flagler Street near Northwest 37th Avenue. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he remained Saturday in critical condition and with numerous broken bones.

And I quote (V)…

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a 57-year-old woman and left a 13-year-old girl in serious condition on Sunday in Makaha.

And I quote (VI)…

“I just thought justice needed to be served,” Shawn says.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inBronx, NY; Troy Twp., Ohio; Norwalk, Ct.; Kissimmee, Fla.; Pensacola, Fla.; Boise, Idaho; London, Ky.; Oakland, Cal.; Hartford, Ct.; Dayton, Ohio; Taunton, Mass.; Casper, Wyo.; Apopka, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; Mendham Twp., NJ; Manchester, NH; North Miami Beach, Fla.; College Station, Texas.

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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