Hit-and-Run America, Vol. XC

Too scared to stop

Too scared to stop

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.

570. Spokane, Wash. June 24. Man crossing the street suffers broken bones when struck by “a gray 1990s Cadillac” which fled the scene.

571. Astoria, Oreg. June 23. Woman riding bicycle found unconscious after being struck by an unidentified car.

572. Putnam, WV. Woman airlifted to the hospital after being struck by a car which left the scene. No word yet on her identity or vehicle description.

573. Springfield, Mass. June 24. 15-year-old boy found in street with head bleeding after being struck by a gold Toyota Avalon which fled the scene.

Related stories:

An Illinois mayor apologizes for his son fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run.

25-year-old man arrested in connection with a fatal May hit-and-run in Mobile, Ala.

Two arrests in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of an 84-year-old nun in Harlem. You read that right.

Oh, how cute. Man kills 11-year-old Chicago girl and his family says he was too scared to stay at the scene. In an unrelated story, Hell announces they now offer accommodations for entire families.

South Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo involved in car-on-car hit-and-run action. Go Uruguay.

North Carolina state trooper charged with DUI and hit-and-run.

You know you’re in for jail time when the headline on your offense is, “‘Very drunk’ Appleton man charged with Country USA hit-and-run.”

A plea for help from an Indianapolis victim’s family.

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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