Hit-and-Run Vol. LVI

05/01/2010
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Natalie Assee (from the NY Daily News)

Natalie Assee (from the NY Daily News)

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.

343. Lexington, Ky. April 30. Police officer responding to a noise-violation complaint was struck and killed by a Ford Expedition which fled the scene, but was later found parked outside of the 33-year-old suspect Glenn Rahan Doneghy‘s house. Murder charges filed.

344. Eureka, Cal. April 29. 49-year-old man suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by a “newer blue Ford Bronco or Chevy Blazer.”

345. Chesterton, Ind. April 30. 49-year-old road-construction worker critically injured when hit by a red Chevrolet Cavalier that fled the scene.

346. West Lafayette, Ind. April 30. Purdue Univ. bike cop injured after being struck by a tan 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit which fled the scene.

347. Hartford, Ct. April 30. Two teenagers suffer non-life-threatening injuries when struck by a dark-green sedan driven by a woman talking on a cellphone which fled.

Related stories:

Meet Robert V. Mitzel, the type of guy who can (allegedly) kill a 15-year-old girl with a van, pull over and ask the living friends if they’re going to call 911, take off and then pull the “not my fault” card. Hell isn’t good enough for you, Robert. But, a cattle prod to the balls applied by a team of sex-starved rapists would be a good place to start.

The father of a woman killed in a Brooklyn hit-and-run, Natalie Assee (pictured) in March is still scouring the streets with flyers hoping to catch her soulless hit-and-run assassin.

And, on the flip side, a father who hid his prison-bound son after he killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run “will have to donate $1,500 to a food pantry chosen by the victim’s family, perform 200 hours of community service, and stay out of trouble for one year. In exchange, all charges will be dismissed and erased from his record.” Not enough, as far as I’m concerned.

Psst, hey Pennsylvania lawmakers considering increasing the commonwealth’s hit-and-run penalties: Michigan woman got 15 years for a fatal yesterday. Do the right thing, legislators. Now.

Gee, what do you know, another Philly man arrested and charged in connection with a local hit-and-run.

Van in the hit-and-run of 11-year-old twins in Malta found.

A 42-year-old Scotsman with what’s considered one of the highest BACs in Scotland history pleads for forgiveness in the death of a 78-year-old man. Yeah. You read that hyperlinked part right.

Greece NY police chief guilty of a hit-and-run and the local TV station wants to talk to jurors.

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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