Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXVIII

14-year-old hit and killed by hit-and-run driver that was being pursued by Alameda County Sheriffs.
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.

5873. Hamburg, NY. Nov. 10. Pedestrian injured when struck by a dark colored Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck which fled the scene.

5874. El Cajon, Cal. Nov. 10. Pedestrian injured when struck by a dark-colored SUV which fled the scene.

5875. Elkhart, Ind. Nov. 11. 20-year-old woman injured when struck by a Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee which fled the scene.

5876-78. Yakima, Wash. Nov. 10. 7-, 8- and 10-year-old girl injured when struck by a black vehicle which fled the scene.

5879. Cathedral City, Cal. Nov. 11. 84-year-old man fatally struck by a Chrysler which fled the scene.

5880. Ashland, Cal. Nov. 11. 14-year-old boy on scooter fatally struck by a maroon 2001 Saturn which fled the scene.

5881. Winterport, Maine. Nov. 11. 27-year-old woman injured when struck by a small, gray vehicle which fled the scene.

5882-85. Turlock, Cal. Nov. 11. Babysitter and three children injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene but was chased down by witness.

5886. San Diego, Cal. Nov. 11. Woman in her 30s injured when struck by a silver hatchback which fled the scene.

5887. Buffalo, NY. Nov. 12. Pedestrian injured when struck by a white Chevy Trailblazer which fled the scene.

5888. Tigard, Ore. Nov. 12. 37-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a black or blue quad cab Dodge pickup which fled the scene.

5889. Oak Bluffs, Mass. Nov. 12. 28-year-old woman injured when struck by a van which fled the scene.

5890. Jacksonville, Fla. Nov. 13. 51-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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And I quote (I)…

An 18-year-old driver who lost control of his car, ran through a fence and hit a 3-year-old girl Sunday in East Porterville had been drinking, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

And I quote (II)…

MORELAND HILLS, Ohio — A construction worker was injured in Moreland Hills after a car struck him and then drove away, police reported.

Investigators were able to track down the driver, who told police he thought he hit a construction barrel, according to a police report.

And I quote (III)…

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – The man accused of killing 22-year-old Heather Cater made his first court appearance Wednesday.Cater was struck and killed in a hit and run in the parking lot outside her workplace in early September.

Police say 18-year-old Deonte Jones was the driver of the vehicle that struck Cater.

And I quote (IV)…

“That person left him. Maybe he was still alive,” said Veronica Fuentes, the victim’s daughter.

And I quote (V)…

Racine police have identified the suspect in an election day hit and run as 69-year-old Dean Cepukenas of Wind Point, WI. Police believe he was driving the SUV that hit a pregnant Genie Webb and her daughter as they crossed the street around 6:00 p.m.

And I quote (VI)…

A 73-year-old Iowa woman who collided with a cyclist in June and then drove away pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaving the scene of an accident — a class-four felony.

And I quote (VII)…

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (KGO) — A vigil is taking place in a small community near San Leandro, where a 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a man speeding away from police. Ivan Cruz is being remembered as a happy teenager who was always riding a scooter or a skateboard.

“My son, my baby, my boy,” said the victim’s mother, Lydia Ortiz through tears. “He was my life, my world. He was everything for me.”

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inCarver, Mass.; Fayetteville, NC; Rock Hill, SC; Camden, NY; Stamford, Ct.; West Valley City, Utah; Bloomington, Ind.; Lacey, NJ.

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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