Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLV

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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.

5646. Washington, DC. Sept. 20. 53-year-old woman fatally struck by an SUV which fled the scene. (H/T @NBilka)

5647. East Brunswick, NJ. Sept. 17. 27-year-old man fatally struck by a light-colored sedan which fled the scene.

5648. Detroit, Mich. Sept. 17. 55-year-old mother of two fatally struck by a dark-colored Pontiac Grand Prix which fled the scene.

5649. Baton Rouge, La. Sept. 17. Worker suffers minor injuries when struck by a white Chevy truck which fled the scene.

5650. Grafton Twp., Ohio. Sept. 17. Police officer struck by a tan or cream-colored vehicle which fled the scene.

5651. College Station, Texas. Sept. 16. 21-year-old woman injured when struck and dragged by a newer-model black pickup truck which fled the scene.

5652. San Antonio, Texas. Sept. 18. Man in his 40s injured when struck by a red vehicle which fled the scene.

5653. Charleston, SC. Sept. 19. Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by a dark Dodge Challenger or Charger which fled the scene.

5654. Glendale, Cal.. Sept. 18. 80-year-old woman injured when struck by a four-door black sedan which fled the scene.

5655. Anchorage, Alaska. Sept. 20. 54-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later caught.

5656. Littlerock, Cal. Sept. 20. 46-year-old woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5657. Oceanside, Cal. Sept. 21. Bicyclist fatally struck by a 2012 or 2013 Kia Soul in an “alien green” color, similar to lime green, which fled the scene.

5658. Sioux Falls, SD. Sept. 20. Man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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A man wanted in a 2013 hit-and-run was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in Beaufort County.

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The Sparks Police Department has released a video of a car it believes was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Saturday night.

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – A southwest suburban man charged after a hit-and-run crash Thursday told police he didn’t have time to stop after the crash because he needed to go home and take his medicine.

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Long Beach police ask for public’s help in solving El Dorado Park hit-and-run

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But the charge against Weinert, which could have netted him up to five years in prison, was dismissed Friday after jurors deadlocked at his trial. Three jurors were adamant that Weinert was guilty; nine more were certain he was not.

At the heart of the issue was whether the driver realized he struck a person. Rocha testified that Padden was stumbling in the road and had crouched down or bent over just before he was hit. A toxicology test found a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit to drive, as well as THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

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LANSDALE >> The case against a Warminster teen accused of a minor hit-and-run incident in Lansdale last month was dropped on Sept. 17 after the alleged victim told police he didn’t want to pursue criminal charges, borough police said Thursday.

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A 39-year-old woman was arrested on second-degree murder charges after a fatal auto-pedestrian incident in a Virginia Beach middle school parking lot over the weekend, according to police.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Logan, Utah; Hanover, Pa.; Clearwater, Fla.; Cathedral City, Cal.; Youngsville, La.; Bristol, RI; Wilmington, Del.; Lexington, Ky.; Largo, Fla.; Honolulu, Hi.

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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