Hit-and-Run America, Vol. LXXXVI



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.

540. Butte, Mont. June 17. 34-year-old woman riding a bicycle suffers broken rib and punctured lung when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

541. Las Vegas. June 17. Two women injured, one critically, when struck by a black or blue car with broken windshield which took off from the scene.

542. Palm Springs (?), Cal. June 18. 50-year-old motorcyclist struck and killed by a “dark sedan” which fled the scene.

543. Milton, Fla. June 17. 14-year-old on a bike injured after being struck by a Buick. “The victim told police that the vehicle backed off of the bicycle and left without checking the condition of Riley.”

544. Mexico, Mo. June 13. 33-year-old man on the roadway with a riding mower struck and killed by an SUV which took off. Police have a suspected vehicle.

Related stories:

This is tragic …

An unemployed mother is desperately seeking financial aid for her 16-month-old baby after a near-fatal hit-and-run accident destroyed his chances for normal development. Because both vehicles involved were uninsured and those at fault still at large, Latrell Lewis, 19, faces medical expenses in excess of $50,000 for her son Kilano Capron. Kilano was only seven weeks old when an S10 truck hit his grandmother’s truck broadside on March 29 last year. (In the Bahamas.)

This is insanity …

The three guns were found because a woman who had witnessed a hit-and-run accident involving the vehicle in which Walker fled was able to obtain a license plate number. She saw the driver leave the car and return later from the field. (In Seattle, a 12-year-old killed, initially thought to be just a hit-and-run, but he’d been shot.

This is so “Movie of the Week”

Lucarella, 57, now living in Valley Cottage, Rockland County, N.Y. is charged with conspiring to commit murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with the 2002 nearly fatal hit-and-run of family law attorney Peter C. Paras after Lucarella lost a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife Ann Marie Lucarella .

Arrest in Wednesday’s hit-and-run that killed Carlianna Nathan, an Enid, Okla. 18-month-old.

Man suffers TBI when struck by a car in 1981. Skateboards across North Carolina for brain-injury awareness in 2010. Bravo, Marion “Hammerhead” Karr (pictured).

Well whatdayaknow, the San Francisco spree bicyclist-hit-and-runner pleads not guilty. I’m feeling a crazy depression defense.

This doesn’t count toward the total since the suspect turned himself in about an hour later. That’s reasonable panic. Not malice.

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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