Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCXXI

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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.

6761. Las Vegas, Nev. June 19. 52-year-old woman on bicycle critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6762-63. Denver, Colo. June 20. Two pedestrians injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6764. Bath, Pa. June 19. Pedestrian injured when struck by a dark-colored Hyundai which fled the scene.

6765. Denver, Colo. June 21. Bicyclist injured when struck by a maroon vehicle which fled the scene.

6766. Anaheim, Cal. June 21. Woman injured when struck and dragged by a black Civic which fled the scene.

6767. Madison, NJ. June 21. Pedestrian injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6768. Vallejo, Cal. June 19. Man injured and dog killed when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6769. McComb, Miss. June 19. 33-year-old man fatally struck by a white truck which fled the scene as his mother looked on.

6770-72. Houston, Texas. June 20. Three pedestrians injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

6773. Bridgeton, NJ. June 21. 54-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6774. Miami Beach, Fla. June 21. Partially blind 48-year-old man fatally struck by a newer-model SUV which fled the scene.

6775. St. Mary Parish, La. June 21. 60-year-old man fatally struck by a late model SUV which fled the scene.

6776. Allendale, Mich. June 21. 24-year-old man injured when struck by a small white or silver car which fled the scene.

6777. Brockton, Mass. June 21. 3-year-old injured when struck by a green Nissan which fled the scene.

6778. Chattanooga, Tenn. June 21. 7-year-old boy injured when struck by a blue/green Jeep Grand Cherokee which fled the scene.

6779. Portsmouth, Va. June 23. Man on bicycle injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6780. Brooklyn, NY. June 23. 93-year-old man fatally struck by a tractor trailer and sedan, both which fled the scene.

6781. Brooklyn, NY. June 23. 23-year-old woman on bicycle critically injured when struck by a black livery cab which fled the scene.

6782. Detroit, Mich. June 19. 12-year-old boy critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehile which fled the scene.

6783-84. San Francisco, Cal. June 21. Two pedestrians injured when struck by a silver 2005 Toyota SUV which fled the scene.

Related stories:

Via NewsWorks:

Later this week, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) will formally release an official report pinpointing the most dangerous locations for pedestrians, broken down by specific City Council district, in an effort to garner support for the “Vision Zero” initiative.

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And I quote (I)…

“Whoever hit him, drove off. They could see him by the headlights. It wasn’t a dog or a deer they hit. They knew it was a person,” Childers said.

Sandy is hoping they find the person responsible. “They should get life in prison for running over the boy. The boy would do anything for you, Jeff would,” said Childers.

And I quote (II)…

TOWSON, Md. —A woman has been sentenced after pleading guilty Thursday to a fatal hit-and-run that killed a Goucher College lacrosse player. A judge sentenced Kayla Wiseman to a six-month term that can be served in a rehab facility after she admitted to driving under the influence when she hit 19-year-old Matthew Gabriel.

And I quote (III)…

Investigators suspect the victim walked away from the initial collision westbound on the highway before he was struck by another vehicle, believed to be a white 2010-13 Subaru Legacy, Kim said.

And I quote (IV)…

PATERSON — The family of a 23-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run accident that involved a city police officer is organizing a march and vigil this week to seek “Justice for Jake,” his mother said at a church service Sunday.

Naomi Simmons, the mother of victim JaQuill “Jake” Fields, said she wanted Paterson Police Officer Jose Urena charged with vehicular homicide in the death of her son last Tuesday night. Urena, a hero cop, has only been formally charged with “leaving the scene of a vehicular accident resulting in death.”

And I quote (V)…

The family of a man injured nearly three months ago by a hit-and-run driver in a white minivan or SUV has upped the reward for information about the unknown motorist to $15,000.

The investigation into the April 2 collision has been hampered by scarce details about the vehicle or driver.

Ronnie Remington, 46, of Santa Rosa was struck at about 7:55 a.m. by an eastbound white minivan or SUV as he crossed Bellevue Avenue near Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa police officials said.

And I quote (VI)…

A recent Tulsa homicide may have its roots in an Owasso hit and run accident.

And I quote (VII)…

DAYTONA BEACH — A motorist chased down a hit-and-run driver at high speeds, then used his van to ram into the offender’s vehicle six times, seriously injuring the man behind the wheel, Daytona Beach police said.

And I quote (VIII)…

Shackled and in orange jumpsuits, Gage and Dakota Shriver made their way to court Monday.
“We’ve been praying for you and we are really sorry. We wish we could take back every second, you know,” the brothers said.

And I quote (IX)…

SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Assistant Seekonk Town Clerk Karen McHugh was killed by a hit-and-run driver nearly five months ago, but her family and friends have yet to find closure because the driver has not been found.

And I quote (X)…

HUNTING PARK (WPVI) — Philadelphia police have identified the bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver in Hunting Park, and also the owner of the truck investigators believe hit him.

55-year-old Julio Torres, of the 4500 block of North 8th Street in Philadelphia, was critically injured Monday night.

Police say the striking vehicle is registered to Raymond Jandis, whom they are trying to locate.

Torres was struck at 10:15 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of East Erie Avenue by a burgundy Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inStockton, Cal.; San Leandro, Cal.; Wilmington, NC; Hope Mills, NC; Houston, Texas; Quincy, Ill.; Marshfield, Wisc.; Pinellas Park, Fla.; Lebanon, Pa.; Boynton Beach, Fla.; Westland, Mich.; Springettsbury, Pa.

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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