Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDXXVIII

Dallas hit-and-run victim Jehovah Falcon

Dallas hit-and-run victim Jehovah Falcon


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.

3700. North Olmstead, Ohio. May 2. 15-year-old boy fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3701. Indianapolis, Ind. May 1. 46-year-old man seriously injured when struck by a green BMW which fled the scene.

3702. Grants Pass, Oreg. May 1. Pregnant woman injured when struck by a truck which fled the scene.

3703. San Antonio, Texas. May 2. Bicyclist injured when struck by a red or maroon sedan which fled the scene.

3704. Eau Claire, Wisc. May 3. 23-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehcile which fled the scene.

3705. Los Angeles, Cal. May 3. Man killed when struck by a van which fled the scene; driver later caught.

3706. Yankton, SD. May 3. 23-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

The Annapolis man charged in a fatal hit-and-run involving an elderly woman leaving a Northeast Washington church in March pleaded guilty Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter and driving while under the influence.

And I quote (II)…

Former city attorney Christopher Sullivan will face charges today for a fatal hit-and-run crash in Rutland’s downtown last month.

Three weeks after Jane Outslay, 71, of Mendon was killed crossing Strongs Avenue, the Vermont attorney general’s office announced Wednesday that Sullivan, 53, of Rutland will answer to felony counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash and driving under the influence with death resulting.

Both charges carry a potential 15-year jail sentence.

And I quote (III)…

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police say they’ve made an arrest after a 3-year-old girl was injured in a hit-and-run accident.

And I quote (IV)…

“Walked right back to my truck and started pouring gas and right after that I don’t remember anything,” said Falcon.

Some Good Samaritans found Falcon and called for help.

And I quote (V)…

On March 8, Katy Palmer and her boyfriend had just taken the bus back from SXSW to her apartment, the Ion Apartments on Wickersham Lane near East Riverside. Police say a driver hit Katy and her boyfriend in the complex parking lot and took off.

Katy died on the scene. Her boyfriend received a head injury and is okay now, however, his short term memory is affected.

“They’re going to have to live with this the rest of their lives. One way or another, they’re eventually going to have to face it and personally I wouldn’t want something like that hanging over my head,” Donna Palmer said.

And I quote (VI)…

A Vicksburg man has died while being held in police custody on charges of a hit-and-run that injured a 9-year-old boy, according to reports.

Lavin Edward Willis, 49, died of pneumonia at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace told WAPT.

And I quote (VII)…

After finishing his nightly meal at Beacon Light Mission, Parra was pedaling back to a Wilmington motel when a car slammed into him from behind and drove off – leaving him bloody and confused in the street.

Now, he and his sister are seeking the public’s help in finding the person responsible for the April 26 incident.

And I quote (VIII)…

A Union City man was sentenced to eight years in prison this morning for the 2011 hit-and-run death of a Bayonne father.

Carlos M. Ortiz, 28, stood quiet in Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale’s courtroom as the sentence was read.

And I quote (IX)…

IOWA CITY, Iowa – An Iowa City bar wants to help a University of Iowa student who a hit and run driver struck with a car last month in Indiana.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Lansdale, Pa.; San Marcos, Texas; Beloit, Ill.; Hartland, Vt.; Miami, Fla.; Chesapeake, Va.; Forest Hills, Pa.; Wilkes Barre, Pa.; Grove City, Ohio.

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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