259. Washington, D.C. April 8. Commuting bicyclist suffers minor injuries (but bike totaled) after being struck by a dark vehicle with a roof rack that “he believes … was a Volkswagen Jetta, perhaps a 2000 or 2001 year model. Witnesses only got three numbers of the Maryland license plate. Those numbers are 955.”
260. Tukwila, Wash. April 9. 24-year-old woman struck and killed by either or both a “reddish 1990s Cadillac [or] a silver import, possibly a Honda. At least one of the vehicles has extensive front-end damage, and possibly windshield damage.”
261. Las Vegas. April 9. “Jaywalker” in his 40s or 50s struck and killed by ” a four-door, red sedan.” (Dear Las Vegas Now, It doesn’t matter that he was jaywallking. Driver should have stayed behind. And YOU should have made that point clearly.)
Here’s one about a brilliant hit-and-run artist who left the dinged-up U-Haul (pictured) in a police-station parking lot.
Here’s one about a guy finally turning himself in for a Nov. ’09 hit-and-run that resulted in a 9-year-old’s death. (That he turned himself in is a good thing; that he took this long to do so tests my philosophy of forgiving those who accept responsibility for their hit-and-run actions.)
Here’s one about a Green Bay hit-and-run that turned hit-and-return when the passengers, who stayed behind at the scene, got the driver on cell phone and said something to the tune of, “Yo, this 45-year-old woman got hurt. You should probably come back.”
Here’s one about Spokane, Wash. dirtbag Christopher Robinson, who apparently thinks it’s ok to report your hit-and-run vehicle stolen. (If I’m reading this right, he may have driven off an embankment at 100 mph, plunging 200 feet, dusting himself off amid flames and running. Which, if I may dispense with responsible thinking, is pretty bad-ass. But I think he likely got out of the car before it flew. Unclear writing, my bane.)
Here’s a personalizing follow-up to a March 23 fatal hit-and-run in Providence, R.I.
Here’s one about Samaritans swiping a hitter’s keys before he can run. Great stuff.
Here’s one about police in Derry, U.K. grappling with an increase in hit-and-runs.
The list: Nos. 1-17, 18-24, 25-30, 31-39, 40-43, 44-56, 57-64, 65-72, 73-78, 79-82, 83-88, 89-93, 94-104, 105-114, 115-116, 117-118, 119-121, 122-126, 127-128, 129-135, 136-142, 143-154, 155-161, 162-165, 166-172, 173-179, 180-193, 194-198, 199-200, 201-213, 214-219, 220-224, 225-228, 229-231, 232-241, 242-247 248-255 256-258, 259-261.