Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXXII

2-year-old Eduardo Lopez remains in the hospital getting treatment for a collapsed lung and fractured ribs

2-year-old Eduardo Lopez remains in the hospital getting treatment for a collapsed lung and fractured ribs


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.

5945-46. Indianapolis, Ind. Nov. 16. 47- and 24-year-old men fatally struck by a black 2005-2007 Ford Focus which fled the scene.

5947. Winston-Salem, NC. Thanksgiving. 15-year-old boy injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5948. Lewiston, Idaho. Thanksgiving. 39-year-old woman injured when struck by a smaller SUV which fled the scene. Update: Driver located.

5949. Roxbury, Mass. Nov. 26. 51-year-old man fatally struck by a black Lincoln Towncar which fled the scene.

5950. St. Rose, La. Thanksgiving. 25-year-old mother of two fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5951. Indianapolis, Ind. Thanksgiving. Man on scooter injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5952. Ascension Parish, La. Thanksgiving. 38-year-old man injured when struck by a white or silver newer-model Ford Mustang which fled the scene.

5953. Miami, Fla. Nov. 29. Elderly man fatally struck by a Mazda, either pick up or SUV, possibly either gray or silver, which fled the scene.

5954. Carson, Cal. Nov. 30. 31-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5955. Tallahassee, Fla. Nov. 29. 18-year-old woman injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5956. North Bay Shore, NY. Black Friday. 69-year-old man fatally struck by his vehicle which fled the scene in a car theft.

4stb_plant120214_14307438_8col 5957. Tampa, Fla. Dec. 1. 18-year-old woman critically injured when struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

5958. Arlington, Vt. Nov. 30. 28-year-old man injured when struck by a truck with a snowplow which fled the scene.

5959. New Orleans, La. Nov. 30. 2-year-old boy fatally struck by an older-model 2-door white Chevrolet which fled the scene.

5960. Hollywood, Fla. Thanksgiving. 34-year-old deaf woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5961. Silver Springs, Md. Dec. 1. 31-year-old man injured when struck by a newer-model Dodge Charger which fled the scene.

5962. Seattle, Wash. Dec. 1. Woman injured when struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

5963. Philadelphia, Pa. Dec. 2. 59-year-old man injured when struck by a Volvo station wagon which fled the scene.

5964. Las Vegas, Nev. Dec. 1. 34-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a red Ford truck which fled the scene.

5965. Waco, Texas. Nov. 30. 51-year-old woman fatally struck by an 18-wheeler which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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Police officers in Clackamas County have set up a fund for a young mom lost her leg in a hit-and-run crash over the summer. Now, she’s sharing her story for the first time.

It’s been a tough few months for 25-year-old Kelsey Zionskowski. But, she believes she has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

She was hit by a minivan near her home in Milwaukie on August 5, 2014. Her legs were pinned between the van and a light pole, nearly severing both of them.

“I saw the car that was coming towards me and I didn’t have time to react or anything…I’ve come such a long way since the hospital,” Zionskowski said.

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New York Police Department officer is under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

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Hit-And-Run Crashes Involving Bicyclists In Los Angeles Have Risen Dramatically

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“Part of the reason I was really nervous about posting it in the first place was like a ‘who cares’ kind of a thing, and I’ve been proved so wrong,” Grant said of the GoFundMe page, which has raised $6,825 so far. “It has meant the world to me that people care so much. It’s really why I love the Appleton community and my community at home.”

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – A hit-and-run suspect is accused of slamming into a car on the highway, hitting a retaining wall and then hopping on a bicycle to try to get away from police.

Vancouver police said the driver, identified as James Earls, 40, hit a car on SR-14, exited onto Southeast 164th Avenue, hit a wall and then ran away.

And I quote (VI)…

“I thought he was dead when I first walked up because he wasn’t moving,” Covington said.

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An Indiana County district judge on paid leave was admitted into a probation program Monday for alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash.

Judge Jennifer J. Rega, 41, will spend one year in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program and perform 24 hours of community service, according to an order signed by President Judge William Martin. Entry into the program is not an admission of guilt.

Rega and her attorney, Robert Muir, declined to comment after a private session was held on the case in the county Probation Office. There was no hearing in open court that members of the public could attend.

And I quote (VIII)…

LAS VEGAS — The laws could get tougher for hit-and-run drivers if one state senator has his way. He plans to introduce a bill to increase penalties for those who leave the scene of an crash.

State Senator Mark Manendo believes many of the drivers flee because they are drunk and want to escape the stiffer DUI penalties.

The way state law is currently written, a driver could get fewer penalties if they are caught the next day — after sobering up — than if they are caught at scene of a crash while drunk.

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