Hit-and-Run America, Vol. XCI



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.

574. Southwest Miami-Dade, Fla. June 25. 72-year-old man airlifted to the hospital (pictured) after being struck by a red car which fled the scene.

575. Richmond, Va. June 25.

576. Sandy Springs, Ga. June 25. 21-year-old man struck and killed by a black car which fled the scene.

577. Sacramento, Cal. June 25. 28-year-old man who’d stopped to help the victim of a suspected DUI-related crash struck and injured by another vehicle which failed to stop at the scene.

578. Broken Arrow, Okla. June 26. Motorcyclist struck and killed by two yet-identified vehicles that left the scene. No witnesses have come forward.

Related stories:

The pregnant woman struck by a hit-and-run animal in Buffalo last month has emerged from her coma. (Her unborn child may or may not survive.)

The description of the suspect in a Norristown, Pa. hit-and-run that left a 17-month-old and 4-year-old injured: older, tall black male, with missing front teeth and close-cropped hair. Smelled of booze when he got out to ask if they were OK before running for his freedom.

Dear Judge Thomas V. Manahan of Morris County (NJ), 300 days is not enough punishment for a drunken hit-and-run artist who left a man wheelchair-bound. You should be ashamed of yourself and if your obese governor had any sense about him, you’re the type of judge he should replace.

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A Stamford woman accused by police last year of running over her 72-year-old boyfriend over a fight about how he cared for the woman’s tortoise, was granted a diversionary court program for the mentally ill that could wipe away her criminal charges.

The “man” who struck and killed an American Idol contestant in Jersey last year was (allegedly) on the run from police at the time.

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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