Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCXI

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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.

6594. Des Plaines, Ill. May 13. 31-year-old woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6595. Honolulu, Hi. May 14. Man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; car later found.

6596. Reston, Va. May 11. 5-year-old boy injured when struck by a silver vehicle which fled the scene.

6597. St. Peters, Mo. May 15. 74-year-old woman injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6598. Plymouth, Mich. May 14. Pedestrian injured when struck by a dark four-door sedan which fled the scene.

6599. St. Louis, Mo. May 14. 7-year-old boy injured when struck by a Dodge Charger which fled the scene.

6600. Los Angeles, Cal. May 17. 41-year-old woman fatally struck by a dark Audi SUV and a red SUV, the latter of which fled the scene.

6601. Traverse City, Mich. May 14. 44-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6602-03. Kelmscott, Wash. May 17. Two men injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6604. Memphis, Tenn. May 17. Pedestrian injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6605. Newark, NJ. May 17. 31-year-old man and 30-year-old woman injured when struck by a silver SUV which fled the scene.

6606. San Antonio, Texas. May 17. Man injured when struck by a red car which fled the scene.

6607. Fayetteville, NC. May 15. 29-year-old man injured when struck by a silver Ford sedan which fled the scene.

6608. Phoenix, Az. May 15. 15-year-old boy fatally struck by a dark-colored sedan which fled the scene.

6609. Columbus, Ohio. May 17. Woman badly injured when struck by a truck which fled the scene.

6610. Chattanooga, Tenn. May 18. One-year-old injured when struck by a white Dodge Magnum which fled the scene.

6611. Savannah, Ga. May 17. 61-year-old man fatally struck by a black or dark gray 1993 Honda Civic and another vehicle which fled the scene.

6612. Lakeland, Fla. May 16. 54-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6613-15. Salt Lake City, Utah. May 18. Three pedestrians injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; later located.

6616. Dickinson, Texas. May 17. 70-year-old woman and 68-year-old man injured when struck by an older-model pickup truck which fled the scene.

6617. Santa Cruz, Cal. May 18. 32-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

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And I quote (I)…

“The driver knew she hit someone and blatantly disregarded the injured child and the law,” the group said in a news release. “According to the state statute this is a crime and if the Greenville Police are allowing this, it is aiding and abetting which is also illegal and a crime.”

And I quote (II)…

Carlsbad police have asked the public for help in finding a wanted man in connection with a hit and run that killed a jogger.

The suspect is 52-year-old Joseph Knight.

Police said he was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer when he hit a female jogger in Carlsbad Boulevard on December 28th of last year.

And I quote (III)…

“He was a such a sweet, gentle person,” she said. “We’re still in shock about what happened.”

And I quote (IV)…

“It is terribly disheartening to hear that your life and your injuries don’t matter enough,” she said in an email. “I can tell you they are mattering to me, my patients whom I cannot care for, and to my family — specifically my 3- and 6-year-old daughters, who see me struggling daily to be the momma they are accustomed to having care for them.”

And I quote (V)…

“I miss him,” said 22-year-old Megan Montemayor. “I wish this never happened. I wish he’d come back. I wish I could talk to him again.”

And I quote (VI)…

DENVER (AP) – A hit-and-run driver slammed through a barricade for the Colfax Marathon on Sunday and raced past runners on the opposite side of the highway, narrowly missing pedestrians.

There were no reports of any injuries. (H/T @telly2putts)

And I quote (VII)…

CLAY, N.Y. — A Van Buren woman was using her cell phone while driving Saturday morning when she veered onto the shoulder of Route 57 in Clay and struck a bicyclist, Onondaga County sheriff’s spokesman Jon Seeber said.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inBernalillo, NM; Terre Haute, Ind.; Norristown, Pa.; Flint, Mich.; Oakland Park, Fla.; Coldwater, Mich.; Chesapeake, Va.; York County, Va.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Omaha, Neb.; Lexington Park, Md.; Beckley, WV.

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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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