Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXXXVI

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. After a respite from keeping the list, it restarted in January 2019, highlighting one case a day. If there’s a case you’ve seen that deserves highlighting, drop me a line at hickey@brianphickey.com.

13244. The Portland Police Bureau has identified the man killed by a driver while attempting to cross the street in a wheelchair in Northeast Portland in late April. Portland resident Robert B. Ketchum, 62, was attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street on April 28 when a driver struck Ketchum and fled the scene. Ketchum died at the intersection after reportedly waiting over 30 minutes for an ambulance.

13245. Officers responded at about 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2022 to a vehicle hitting a pedestrian incident along West James Street, just west of Fourth Avenue North. The suspect vehicle drove up on a sidewalk, struck a light pole and then hit a 62-year-old woman from Federal Way, according to police. The woman was standing near the bus stop on the north side of West James Street. She died at the scene.

13246. The man was unconscious and not breathing when help arrived. He was transported to the hospital. Investigators are continuing their search for the striking vehicle.

13247. Surveillance video of the incident shows a speeding compact car strike the man, who then flips over the vehicle before crashing into the pavement. After hitting the man, the driver continued west on 3rd Street, then turned north onto Alvarado Street, police said. The man was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening, but still severe, injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.

13248. ST. LOUIS — Police are looking for the driver who struck a person in the Grove neighborhood this morning. It happened just before 1 a.m. at the intersection of South Sarah Street and Manchester Avenue. Witnesses say a car hit a person and continued driving.

13249. Montreal leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter the family lovingly calls Sissy. Chris said Montreal had recently fallen on hard times, but was working to get back on track and make life better for his family. “I always know that the future is always better. As long as you keep trying hard, the future is always greater, but I feel like that driver robbed him of his future,” he said.

13250. Philadelphia police are still searching for a suspect vehicle believed to be involved in a deadly hit-and-run last Sunday. On Thursday night, Action News obtained images of the vehicle and an individual being sought in connection with the case.

13251. Los Angeles police are seeking the public’s help in finding the driver in a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian severely injured.

13252. More than a year after a man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a northeast Miami-Dade street, police said they’ve arrested the man who was behind the wheel. Sean McEvoy, 31, was arrested Wednesday in the May 23, 2022 crash that killed 51-year-old Cesar Pena-Herrera, an arrest warrant said.

13253. A bicyclist is in the hospital after a hit-and-run collision Wednesday night, the Concord Police Department (CPD) announced on social media.

13254. Stockton police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that has left a man dead on Saturday morning. Police said officers reported to a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle near Airport Way and Washington Street at around 3 a.m. First responders pronounced the man dead at the scene.

13255. Highland Park police said a bicyclist has died after being a struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run Friday afternoon.

13256. A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in Suffolk County.

13257. Police are searching for a driver who hit a bicyclist in Astoria before fleeing the scene. Officials say a Nissan Pathfinder hit a Citi Bike rider as he was cycling near Northern Boulevard and 48th Street Saturday night.

13258. Virginia State police are looking for a driver after a pedestrian-involved hit & run occurred at the intersection of Route 340 and Route 50 in Clarke County, Virginia.

13259. Police in Rochester, New Hampshire are looking for the driver that injured a pedestrian late Friday night before driving off.

13260. The parents of 17-year-old Bryan Calle, who was critically injured in a Waterbury hit-and-run last week, are expected to arrive in the United States from Ecuador on Sunday to be by his side, their attorney said.

13261. A Marietta man is in critical condition, police say, after he was hit by a truck while he walked along Delk Road on Sunday night.

13262. Memphis Police Department is searching for a woman who is accused of striking a girl with her car on Tuesday.

13263. San Antonio police and Crime Stoppers are looking for the person(s) responsible for a fatal hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist in September 2022.

13264. A man was struck and killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash in Prince George’s County, Maryland, police said.

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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