Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXXVIII



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.

5240-43. Albuquerque, NM. June 9. One killed and three injured when struck by a dark pickup truck which fled the scene after intentionally plowing through an area where the homeless slept.

5244. Hallandale Beach, Fla. June 8. 43-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by a white Honda compact vehicle which fled the scene.

5245. Fremont, Neb. June 8. 29-year-old man on bicycle critically injured when struck by a red Neon two-door which fled the scene.

5246-48. Chamblee, Ga. June 9. 9-year-old girl and mother injured, and 2-year-old unhurt, when struck by a black Ford Explorer which fled the scene.

5249. Atlanta, Ga. June 9. Man on bicycle injured and dragged when struck by a red SUV which fled the scene.

5250. Lakewood, NJ. June 9. Woman on bicycle injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5251. San Francisco, Cal. June 10. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

5252. San Diego, Cal. June 10. 32-year-old woman critically injured struck by a small light-colored sedan which fled the scene.

5253. Sugar Land, Texas. June 11. 24-year-old woman critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5254. Sacramento, Cal. June 11. Woman fatally struck by a white, mid to late 80s four-door sedan which fled the scene.

5255. Norfolk, Va. June 11. Pedestrian injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

Police in Brown County continue to ask for information after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run.

Police say on Sunday morning, June 1, deputies from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office investigated the death of a pedestrian on State Road 135 north of Nashville near Hurdle Road. Police say sometime between 12:20 a.m. and 2:20 a.m. 36-year-old Chad Demuth was walking when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. The driver did not stop.

And I quote (II)…

Police are searching for a person who hit a bicyclist with a car earlier this month in Lancaster and fled the scene.

And I quote (III)…

A passenger in the at-fault vehicle that caused the death of two women in Pine Hills earlier this month was arrested Tuesday for lying to police about who was driving, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The hit-and-run driver, Brye Jenkins, 23, fled from the crash after he drove a Volkswagen SUV through a red light on North Pine Hills Road on June 1 and rammed a car carrying the victims, according to FHP.

The night of the crash, passenger Shane Kizzy Leah Joseph, 24, lied to police when she gave her ex-boyfriend’s name as the person who was driving the SUV. Joseph’s ex-boyfriend was in Tampa at the time of the crash. Joseph is now charged with witness tampering and misdemeanor perjury.

And I quote (IV)…

OKLAHOMA CITY —A 10-year-old is recovering after police say he was the victim of a hit-and-run Friday night in Oklahoma City.

And I quote (V)…

BALTIMORE —City police said a man accused of killing a girl in a hit-and-run and who is under investigation for the death of a teen could be involved in another death. Baltimore police said Kevin Simpson could be involved in a third killing.

And I quote (VI)…

The family of Miami man who was critically injured when he struck by a hit-and run driver while driving a moped is asking the public for help in finding the suspect.

And I quote (VII)…

Authorities are now offering a $5,000 reward for information that could help them track down a suspect who they say ran down an officer in Mount Vernon Friday morning, dislocating the detective’s shoulder and fracturing his vertebrae.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Greenville, Tenn.; Valley City, ND; San Francisco, Cal.; Granite City, Mo.; Elgin, Ill.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Westminister, Colo.; Rockmart, Ga.; East Greenbush, NY; Erie, Pa.; Sacramento, Cal.; Newport News, Va.

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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