Hit-and-Run America Vol. XXXV

Syracuse scene

Syracuse scene

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.

232. Knoxville, Tenn. April 2. Two-year-old boy suffers “road rash” and head injuries after being struck by a gray Chevy Impala that was later found, but the driver has yet to be identified.
233. Wichita Falls, Texas. April 1. 43-year-old woman hospitalized after being struck by a yet-identified truck.
234. Coachella, Cal. April 1. Three-year-old suffers non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a “burgandy or maroon SUV [that] left the scene without stopping to help the child.”
235. Indianapolis, Ind. April 1. Six people (including several children) injured after the van they were in rolled upon being struck by an SUV which fled.
236. Pinellas Park, Fla. April 2. 16-year-old boy suffers serious injuries after being struck by a van which didn’t stop. A van was later found with illegal plates; the driver wasn’t.
237. Morris, Ill. April 3. Illinois state trooper struck by a “dark-colored sedan, possibly a Pontiac” during a traffic stop; it fled the scene.
238. Charlotte, NC. April 3. Man in mechanized wheelchair injured after being struck by a “older model, white Oldsmobile Cutlass” that fled the scene.
239. Syracuse, NY. April 3. 27-year-old woman suffers injuries after the car she was a passenger in was struck by a “dark-green Hyundai Elantra with extensive front-end damage” that fled the scene.
240. Whittier, Cal. March 30. 59-year-old man killed after being struck by a “dark Infiniti G35 sedan” that left shattered glass at the scene, but sped off.
241. Aurora, Ill. April 1. 21-year-old woman injured after being pinned against a vehicle by a “Red Dodge Ram” that then fled the scene.

Related stories:
Here’s one about a couple of douchebags — Michael Edward Williams and Lori Renee White of Marianna, Fla. — who thought hit-and-runs qualify as April Fools’ funny. (I hope they think the same of syphilis, of which they both look like carriers.)
Here’s one about a North Jersey police officer who (allegedly) hit-and-ran on March 21. Stay classy, Hackensack!
Here’s one about a fatal Carlsbad, Cal. hit-and-run in March about which the po-po is now saying victim may have been on jimson weed.
Here’s one about a hit-and-run in Chicago that turned fatal days later.

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.

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