Hit-and-Run America, Vol. M

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.

14218. San Antonio police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect who seriously injured a 38-year-old woman in late January.

14219. Leicester Police Department is turning to the public for help locating a suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that left an elderly woman with serious injuries over the weekend.


14221. The Bloomfield Township Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run traffic crash involving a pedestrian.

14222. “He was willing to do anything and everything for anybody,” Sotelo’s wife, Myra Basulto, told the outlet in August.

14223. “He was the most gentle, smiling, nicest person,” Miele said. “He did not have a bad word for anybody and nobody had a bad word for him.”

14224. A pedestrian struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run in San Jose earlier this month has succumbed to his injuries, police said Tuesday.

14225. Fort Myers Police are searching a truck involved in a Hit-and-Run on Saturday.

14226. NEW YORK — Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a 61-year-old woman in Queens and took off.

14227. HOUSTON, Texas — A fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred on Tuesday night is currently under investigation by the Houston Police Department. The incident took place around 11:05 p.m. at 400 Parker Road.

14228. “I’m lucky to sitting here talking to you right now; I’m lucky to be sitting here breathing,” said Woodall. He said he was left with several broken bones, internal bleeding and a concussion, clinging to life.

14229. Bloomington police are searching for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run after officers found a woman dead in a ditch on the side of the road last week.

14230. A Long Island man arrested this week in a fatal hit-and-run was not only an elementary-school music teacher — but regularly performed the national anthem for the New York Islanders, The Post has learned.


14232. First responders located the victim who was unconscious and had  injuries lying on the sidewalk.  Fire and EMS administered life-saving measures, but the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. Investigators from the Wichita Police Department Accident Follow-up Section and the Critical Accident Team responded to the scene.

14233. A man died after he was hit by a vehicle Saturday night in north Phoenix. Police say that around 7:30 p.m., 43-year-old Carlos Lopez-Chavez was near Cave Creek and Bell roads when the vehicle hit him and drove away. The area was closed off while detectives investigated the hit-and-run but has since reopened.

14234. BALTIMORE — Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Just after 12:20 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of West Franklin Street and Payson Street for reports of a bicyclist that was struck. Once on scene officers found the victim, a 47-year-old man, and they attempted life-saving measures.

14235. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – On Saturday, the Kansas City Police Department responded to a call of a hit-and-run collision between a car and a pedestrian.

14236. The Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred in Georgetown Saturday evening.

14237. Hawaii Island Police are searching for the driver of an unknown vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash in Ka’u early Sunday morning. Police say 25-year-old Kevin Adonay Catellanos-Rodriguez from Kealakekua died in the crash.

14238. One person is in serious condition after a reported hit an run in Westby early this morning. According to the Westby Police Department, 26-year-old Emily Helseth of White Bear Lake, MN was walking on Bekkedal Avenue early this morning when she was hit by a UTV.

14239. A man was hospitalized after being hit by a driver in the downtown area, according to San Antonio police.

14240. A man was hit and killed by a vehicle in Southeast Portland early Monday morning. Police are investigating the case as a hit-and-run.

14241 According to police, a 73-year-old man walking northbound at the crosswalk at International Blvd. and 95th Avenue, was struck by a light-colored vehicle that was headed eastbound. Police said the vehicle fled the scene. Oakland Fire Department and medical personnel responded to the scene. Officials said the pedestrian who was struck died at the scene.

14242. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian struck incident in Birmingham Friday night.

14243. It affected Gregory Hardiman so deeply, that he came back Monday afternoon. “I seen a whole bunch of cops had the block blocked off,” Hardiman said. “And the lady was just laying on the ground with her leg twisted.” It was already dark when the accident happened. Kent police said by the time medics arrived, they couldn’t help the victim. The driver who hit her was nowhere to be found. The life of an 84-year-old woman from Auburn was taken, in an instant. “Oh, my god, that makes it even 10 times worse,” said Cliff Campbell. “I’m so sorry for her and sorry for her family.”

14244. Sedgwick County Emergency Communications scanner traffic said someone called 911 to report a “guy lying face down on the sidewalk.” Bautista died at the scene from his injuries after EMS and the Wichita Fire Department first responders were unable to revive him. Detectives learned that Bautista was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. As of Monday afternoon, the vehicle involved in the crash has been found but police did not say where and did not give the make and model of the vehicle.

14245. Police in Minneapolis are investigating an early Wednesday morning hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead.

14246. The Richmond Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run in the city’s Fan District.

14247. Crime Stoppers and San Antonio police are looking for a driver who hit a man in a wheelchair and didn’t stop to help.

14248. Long Beach police are asking for the public’s help finding a car connected to a hit-and-run crash that left a cyclist seriously injured last month.

14249. Police are searching for a hit-and-run bicyclist who left an elderly woman severely injured in Sierra Madre.

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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