Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MI


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. After a respite from keeping the list, it restarted in January 2019, highlighting one case a day. If there’s a case you’ve seen that deserves highlighting, drop me a line at hickey@brianphickey.com.

14250. A person was killed early Thursday morning in a San Francisco hit-and-run, police said. The driver of a car struck the person about 5 a.m. in the 500 block of 6th Street, police said.

14251. “If they assessed her to be impaired and 12 minutes later, she’s hit by a car, should they have left her there?” asked Elizabeth Pittinger, executive director of Pittsburgh’s Citizen Police Review Board. “We can say, ‘Oh, no policy was violated.’ But I think the people of Pittsburgh need their police to keep them safe.”

14252. Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle and suspect involved in an injury Hit and Run crash last night (Feb. 6th). Just after 8pm Deputies and Idaho Falls Fire responded to Derrold Ave. just east of 25th E. in Ammon where a severely injured man was found in the roadway. Deputies determined the man was struck as he crossed the street by a vehicle that was no longer on scene.

14253. Police in New Jersey are investigating after a 68-year-old man was struck and killed while riding a bicycle on Steelmanville Road in the Scullville section of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, on Tuesday.

14254.  The victim, Jiekun Xu, was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The 68-year-old matriarch of her family had a daily routine of walking in her neighborhood and going to Pete’s Fresh Market on 43rd and Pulaski to buy groceries and make home-cooked meals for her family. “I still can’t believe it,” said Lihua Zhang, Xu’s daughter. “I still can’t believe it.”

14255. According to the City of Midland, a student who was hit by a truck on Thursday passed away after being in the hospital in critical condition.

14256. Oberlin police search for driver involved in deadly hit and run.

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14258. A 39-year-old man was found in a ditch after he was killed in a hit-and-run crash in New Smyrna Beach on Thursday morning, police said.

14259. The Jacksonville Police Department has identified a victim in a deadly hit-and-run that occurred last Friday. On Feb. 2 just before 12:30 p.m., the officers responded to the 5500 block of John Harden Road in reference to a deadly hit-and-run. When officers arrived, they said they found 26-year-old James Goodman of Jacksonville dead and lying just off the road.

14260. Salisbury Police are continuing to ask for the public’s help in a fatal hit-and-run crash investigation. The incident took place on July 20th in the area of West Salisbury Pkwy and Boundary Street, claiming the life of 59-year-old Gregory Dennis. Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an early model Toyota Echo, possibly gold or ta in color, with potential damage to the front passenger side.

14261. “A female victim was found unresponsive near the road at 196th Street and Governors Highway this morning,” Flossmoor Police Chief Jerel Jones said. “Emergency teams responded from the Village of Flossmoor and determined the victim to be deceased. Our sincere condolences go out to the family of the victim of this tragedy.”

14262. A woman died Friday night after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in east Phoenix. Police were called around 8 p.m. to the collision near Oak and 26th streets, where they found the woman seriously hurt. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died. Detectives say that an SUV was going east on Oak Street when it hit the woman crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. Police are asking the public for help identifying the SUV or driver.

14263. JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — A 34-year-old man is dead after police say he ran into the road and was hit by a car. The driver has been charged with hit-and-run.

14264. WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The Waynesboro Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run Friday night. The hit-and-run crash happened on Sixth Street near Liberty Street, sending one adult and three children to hospitals. The Waynesboro Police Department said the accident happened at 6:23 p.m. when the adult and children were trying to cross the road.

14265. WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — A man on a scooter was killed during a hit-and-run in D.C. on Friday night.

14266. The Fresno Police Department is searching for the driver who hit a man on his bicycle on Saturday.

14267. Police in Gardena are searching for the driver who killed a 5-year-old boy and his grandmother in a hit-and-run on Sunday. Law enforcement received a call of a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrians around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Marine Avenue and Budlong Avenue. There, police officers found two pedestrians on the road. The child died at the scene and the woman was taken to a nearby hospital, according to the Gardena Police Department. Candles, flowers and a teddy bear now lay where the deadly crash occurred as the victims’ family process the tragedy.

14268. San Diego police are investigating after a 40-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Oak Park early Sunday evening and the driver fled without stopping.

14269. The Knoxville Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run in the Old City on Sunday morning. Around 3 AM on Sunday, KPD was dispatched to Jackson Avenue near Wagon Wheel, where a woman had reportedly been hit by a car. The driver of that vehicle had fled the scene upon police arrival.

14270. San Antonio Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who ran into two women and some vehicles on the St. Mary’s strip Sunday morning.

14271. Harlingen police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one man dead. At 1:52 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the intersection of Business 77 and New Combes Highway where they found a man lying on the side of the road. Officials say the man was in his late 40s and had several injuries police believe were caused by being hit by a vehicle.

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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