Hit-and-Run Vol. CLI

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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.

1085. El Cerrio, Cal. Nov. 18. 59-year-old woman suffers major leg injuries when struck by an unidentified vehicle which didn’t stop.

1086. Dallas, Texas. Nov. 18. 62-year-old man killed when his motorcycle collided with a silver 1999 Mercedes-Benz, the driver of which ran away from the scene.

1087. Grandview, Mo. Nov. 20. Two police officers injured early this morning when they were hit by a gray General Motors model during a traffic stop. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

1088. Oakland, Cal. Nov. 19. 91-year-old man struck and killed by a four-door sedan struck which fled the scene.

1089. Howard County, Md. Nov. 19. 33-year-old man in critical but stable condition after being struck by a dark gray or charcoal SUV which took off.

1090. Los Angeles. Nov. 20. 81-year-old woman was fatally struck by a light-colored Toyota 4-Runner that made a U-turn a fled.

1091. Patterson, NJ. Nov. 20. 22-year-old man suffers serious leg injuries when struck by a silver Acura that witnesses saw run a red light; fled the scene.

1092. Jackson, NJ. Nov. 20. Juvenile struck and injured by a dark SUV which fled the scene.

1093. Chicago. Nov. 21. Man suffers massive head injuries and was in grave condition after being struck by a red car which fled the scene. The car suspected of being involved was located in a motel parking lot; police interview potential driver.

1094. San Jose, Cal. Nov. 20. Woman sent to the ICU after being hit by a white SUV that ran a stop sign and fled.

1095. St. Louis. Nov. 22. Mother and her two children injured when struck when “one motorist became impatient and drove around the stop vehicles” and sped off but were followed by a “witness who did not want them to escape. Police were able to find the vehicle almost immediately and said they have pulled some evidence from the vehicle that will hopefully help them locate suspects.”

1096. Hollywood, Fla. Nov. 22. Two people on a scooter suffer serious injuries when struck by a dark-colored Honda minivan which didn’t stop.

1097. Bismark, ND. Nov. 22. 22-year-old man reported a female driving a silver Honda Accord nearly struck him so “he hit the windshield in protest. The driver then made a u-turn on Front Avenue, drove back to him, got out of the car and punched the man in the face. She then got back in the car, backed up several feet and drove at the man flipping him onto the hood and roof of her car.”

1098. Dallas. Nov. 22. 11-year-old girl suffers non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a while getting ice cream from a street vendor. “The driver, who also was not identified, did not stop but was later arrested on West Mockingbird Lane in Park Cities. She was charged with failure to stop and render aid.”

1099. Palm Bay, Fla. Nov. 19. Woman in a wheelchair struck by a four-door Suzuki Forenza which “stopped after the collision, but then sped away.” “The woman stopped her car, got out and looked at what she did, directly at the wheelchair and Jennifer,” said Lorraine Bydalek, Soderlund’s mother.

1100. Honolulu. Nov. 19. 22-year-old man struck and killed by a dark-colored sedan which fled the scene.

1101. Bronx, NY. Nov. 21. 39-year-old father of three struck and killed by a Jeep that witnesses said ran a red light and was speeding at close to 60 mph.

1102. Erie, Pa. Nov. 21. Man and five-year-old boy injured when struck by a dark SUV which fled the scene.

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A former sheriff’s deputy with a history of driving under the influence was arrested Wednesday after crashing into another vehicle. This time, deputies found an open can of the now-banned alcoholic beverage drink Four Loko.

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Witnesses used cell phones to tell authorities where a suspected fleeing hit-and-run driver was Wednesday afternoon and Reno police arrested the man about three-quarters of a mile away from the accident scene.

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BIG SUR, Calif. — California Highway Patrol officers said they found marijuana plants inside the home of a Big Sur man suspected of fleeing a crash that left a woman critically injured.

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A man convicted in the fatal hit and run collision in 2007 when a car mounted a curb and hit 23-year-old woman throwing her over a bridge railing has been arrested again for driving without a license.

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SALINAS, Calif. — The lawyer for a man accused of fleeing the scene of a car crash that left a woman seriously injured said his client passed out from a concussion.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A passenger of a hit-and-run crash from 2009 was found guilty of criminal solicitation by an Amherst judge.
Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita says it’s the first time in New York State history that a passenger has been convicted in a criminal crash.

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A former Freemansburg police officer caught driving drunk was unfairly denied entry into a first-offenders program, an appeals court ruled this month.
Kevin A. Kovalovsky, 35, was convicted at trial last year of drunken driving. He was found Dec. 15, 2007, in a wrecked car along Route 33 after an earlier hit-and-run accident near his home in Bethlehem Township. His blood-alcohol level was 0.277 percent, more than three times the legal limit for driving.

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Police have charged a Columbus man in connection with a June 2009 hit-and-run that took the life of 24-year-old James Edward Collins.

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. The Oct. 31 hit-and-run accident of a tow truck driver on Interstate 95 should remove any lingering doubts about the necessity of Virginia’s Move Over Law, according to a spokesman for American Automobile Association, Mid-Atlantic.

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A Lufkin man was booked into the Angelina County Jail on Friday morning on an accusation of injuring another man in a hit-and-run. … Witnesses at the wreck told Lufkin Police that it was a hit-and-run accident and police recovered a license plate that fell off the suspect vehicle and matched it up to a woman living in Martinez’s home.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Kronenwetter, Wisc.; Alma, Ga.; Tustin, Cal.; Peoria, Ariz.; Atlanta; Mt. Joy, Pa.; Stockton, Cal.; Cleveland; Colorado Springs, Co.; Leavenworth, Kan.; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Atlanta (2); Salinas, Cal.; Antioch, Cal.; Belchertown, Mass.; Philadelphia.

 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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