Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCCIX

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.

11121. “My Grandmother was mostly known as a sweet hardworking lady who cooked at Taqueria Adelina,” Bocanegra wrote on the GoFundMe page. “Our family is beyond grateful for all the prayers and contributions from the community.”

11122. According to police, 37-year-old Leonid Kadomshy was filling up his car with gasoline when an Acura traveling southbound struck him and his car. Kadomshy was taken to Jefferson-Frankford Hospital where he later died.

11123. “Everybody should be outraged that someone would be involved in a crash and leave,” Overwise said. “If you hit somebody, you may not necessarily have committed a crime, but if you leave, that’s a crime.”

11124. “I woke up about half an hour ago when I looked out and saw all the flashing lights,” said James Silveira, a neighbor. “So I came out to see what was going on and one of the police officers walked up to me and said one of the local homeless people known for being around the area…I guess she was walking around the street and a truck struck her.”

11125. “It was really a joy to watch both of them interact with Steve because it was a deep and a decades-long friendship that he had with both of them,” he said.

11126. Philadelphia police are searching for a car wanted in connection to a fatal hit-and-run last week in South Philadelphia. Authorities say Elisa Osano was near the intersection of 8th Street and Oregon Avenue around 5 p.m. last Thursday when she fell into traffic and was hit by a white Cadillac SUV.

11127. “A beautiful life like this. She had everything going,” Farida said. “She had love from everywhere. She gave love to everyone.”

11128. A 71-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in the Bronx Thursday afternoon, police said.

11129. Philadelphia police say an arrest has been made in connection to a deadly hit-and-run earlier this week. According to officials, 24-year-old James R. Jones, of Philadelphia, now faces a number of charges.

11130. Police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run in Brooklyn. Two people were struck while walking in a crosswalk.

11131. Police said the SUV did not stop when it reached the family and struck the 4-year-old girl. The girl became stuck under the vehicle and was dragged 50 feet across the road before she became dislodged.

11132. “I have to live with this for the rest of my life. I didn’t choose to do this,” Vasquez said. “I didn’t choose for this to happen in my life and I want to open awareness to those people who have gone through hit-and-runs and accidents who have experienced this and who can’t open up about their crimes. I want to be the voice for them.”

11133. “Screeching tires and all of a sudden, a loud bang, a loud crash, and I looked out my window,” he said. “As soon as I looked, all the doors just swung open. Four people just ran out. Two went up one way, two went the other way.”

11134. “John was a really good kid and he had a real bright future ahead of him,” said John’s brother, Jason Poe.

11135. “He was the first to give, ready to love, with a ready smile and I think that’s why so many people were impacted by his life,” Santiago’s uncle O.J. Santiago said.

11136. On Oct. 24 at about 10:40 a.m., the victim was riding a bicycle westbound on 12400 McNulty Road when he was struck by a black Chevy Suburban that continued without stopping. The front grille and hood of the vehicle were likely damaged. The victim, a 63-year-old white male, was transported to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital with severe injuries and remains in critical condition.

11137. Bennett’s death shocked the FSU community. The night he was killed, he was practicing his trumpet at an apartment on Pensacola Street and went out briefly to get food.

11138. “They were apologetic,” Poe’s brother Jason said. “They apologized for the way the case was handled, the 48 hours between John being reported missing and John being identified. She was very upfront in the fact she said there’s no excuse for what happened. There’s no excuse for [them] not connecting the dots. She didn’t indicate what internally went wrong. She was hinting at there was a breakdown in some sort of procedures.”

11139. “As my niece was fighting for her life at Stroger Hospital, she was listed as a Jane Doe,” said Mia’s aunt Valerie Santiago.

11140. AMES, Iowa – Police in Ames are asking for the public’s help to identify the driver responsible for seriously injuring a woman and killing her dog during a hit-and-run earlier this week.

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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