Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCCLXXXVIII

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.

12494. Officials say upon arrival it was determined that the pedestrian suffered extensive injuries as a result of the crash. The pedestrian was identified as Oregon State University student, Aliyah Lopez.

12495. Around 10 pm. Tuesday night, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded near the area of Academy and Maizeland to a car versus pedestrian crash. Police say the person was hit by a car and killed. That car fled the scene.

12496. “They got thrown from the bike,” HPD Lt. Wilkens said. “We don’t know what kind of car hit them. There were some witnesses around, but no one had an exact ID of the vehicle.”

12497. According to officers with the Houston Police Department, it was reported that a man was walking in the northbound main lanes of the Southwest Freeway when he was struck by a vehicle. Police said the vehicle did not stop. Another vehicle reportedly struck the man and investigators said that driver did stop. He is cooperating with investigators, HPD said.

12498. MPD says around 8:13 p.m. on Sept. 28, 38-year-old David Ponce was killed by an unknown vehicle in the southbound lane of the 100 block of North Lexington Street in downtown Manor. The vehicle did not stop.

12499. A man has died after he was run over in a hit-and-run in Holmesburg, police say. Authorities say the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon at 2:37 p.m.

12500. A college student was killed and another was injured when a driver ran a red light and struck them as they were crossing the street, police in Ohio say.

The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, near the University of Cincinnati campus, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

“I want to share our deepest condolences with the family of our student whose life was taken far too soon,” Neville G. Pinto, the president of the university, said in a statement. “For our injured student, our hopes remain focused on a full recovery.”

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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