Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCCXCVIII

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.

10856. An 8-year-old boy has died after being run down in a hit-and-run crash, police in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs said.

10857. “He was a good man. Unfortunately, he passed away too young,” the 34-year-old uncle said. “We have so few details about what happened. It’s a tragedy.”

10858. Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of an SUV that fled the scene of a hit-and-run in North Philadelphia on Friday night. According to officials, a 21-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle along the 1500 block of Willington Street, around 10:30 p.m. The woman suffered injuries to her legs, back and is currently listed in critical condition at the hospital.

10859. “I blacked out. When I woke up my face was in the sidewalk,” Turner said. Her son, Rylan Turner-McMillan was about a foot away from her on his hands and knees crying. The bench was destroyed.

10860. A heartless Long Island driver sped off after fatally striking a pedestrian — but was nabbed with help from a Good Samaritan witness, police said.

10861. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police say a teen was racing on Central and left a motorcyclist for dead. Officers say 18-year-old Nayali Martinez was driving down West Central near Sunset in February when she crashed into a man riding his motorcycle.

10862. A Temple University student who was nearly killed in a hit-and-run is in the hospital alone with her family unable to see her. It’s taking a toll on her family as they plea for the driver to surrender.

10863. Authorities in Camden are trying to identify the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run over the weekend. Police say 28-year-old Jose Then-Ruiz was struck and killed by a vehicle at Baird and Admiral Wilson Boulevards, around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

10864. Portland City Council members are scheduled to vote Wednesday to approve a $395,000 settlement with the family of a 15-year-old girl killed in 2016 by an alleged hit-and-run driver who authorities suspect may have been helped by the Saudi Arabian government to flee the U.S. while awaiting trial.

10865. PLUMSTEAD TOWNSHIP, PA — An 85-year-old Doylestown man was injured in a hit-and-run at a local Wawa Friday, police said. The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. at the Wawa at 5854 Easton Road.

10866. According to the report, while she was cooperative with detectives, she was arrested due to the fact she “knowingly struck a person in a marked crosswalk, then failed to stop and render aid, while being in possession of a cell phone, which she could have used to call 911 but chose to attempt to conceal her crime.”

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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