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.
5817. Upper Chichester, Pa. Oct. 28. Woman in her 70s injured when struck by a tan Ford Explorer which fled the scene.
5818. Nunica, Mich. Oct. 25. Man dressed like a zombie injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
5819. Bakersfield, Cal. Oct. 26. 15-year-old male injured when struck by a white sedan which fled the scene.
5820-22. Santa Ana, Cal. Halloween. Three 13-year-old girls, including twins, were fatally struck by a Honda SUV which fled the scene.
5823-24. Philadelphia, Pa. Nov. 1. 80-year-old woman and another pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene, but stopped shortly thereafter.
5825. Philadelphia, Pa. Nov. 1. Woman in her 20s injured when struck by two vehicles which fled the scene.
5826. Statesboro, Ga. Oct. 29. 20-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
5827. Caernarvon Twp., Pa. Halloween. 56-year-old woman on bicycle fatally struck by a large commercial van which fled the scene.
5828. Rolling Meadows, Ill. Oct. 28. Man injured when struck by a dark, possible black, BMW series 3 from between 2000 and 2005 which fled the scene.
5829. Detroit, Mich. Halloween. 16-year-old girl badly injured when struck by a white or tan-colored van which fled the scene.
5830. Hamden, Ct. Oct. 30. 67-year-old woman fatally struck by a dark Saturn which fled the scene.
5831. Denver, Colo. Halloween. Pedestrian injured when struck by an orange station wagon which fled the scene.
5832. Fresno, Cal. Oct. 30. Pedestrian fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.
5833. Miami Gables, Fla. Halloween. Elderly man fatally struck by a Ford Focus which fled the scene.
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The girls left the park and headed back to the VCU campus, but they ended up on the side of Interstate 95 in the early hours of Sunday morning, after a driver hit the SUV they were riding in and left the scene.
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Danny Droullard, 78, was taken off life support Friday after showing no signs of improvement from injuries caused by a hit-and-run collision in east Hanford.
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An off-duty University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police officer was shot at after he followed a car that fled the scene of an accident, Milwaukee police said Wednesday.
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Sandra Eagleson will never forget the last message she sent her husband.
“I texted him and was like, ‘Are you OK?’ And he never replied,” she said.
That night, on Oct. 19, Newport Beach police told her 30-year-old Shaun Eagleson had been hit by a truck while riding his bike.
She ran to the hospital, where an officer stopped her at the door.
“And I just said, ‘Just tell me he’s alive …’ He shook his head and said, ‘I’m so sorry,’ ” she remembers.
Eagleson never dreamed her husband’s favorite ride along PCH from Fountain Valley to Newport Beach would cost him his life.
“The moment I saw him I felt like I died, too,” she said.
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Oregon State Police are still looking for the driver suspected of striking and killing Jarred Houston, 21, and Robert Calvin, 41, on U.S. 199 near Cave Junction one year ago.
The two men were hit by a pickup truck on Oct. 30, 2013, about two miles south of Cave Junction, after reportedly fighting in the southbound lanes of the highway. OSP said the vehicle left the scene and continued southbound after hitting the two men.
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.)