Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MII

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.

14272. “Once I figured out it was a child, it was heartbreaking,” said Linda Paterson, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash. “The grandmother was on the ground crying, and it was very, very sad to watch.”

14273. WATCH: Hit-and-run crashes in Colorado Springs decreasing, police say solving can still be a struggle.

14274. The SPD posted on Facebook that it continues to investigate the fatal hit-and-run motor vehicle crash that occurred on July 20, 2023, in the area of Route 50 and Boundary Street. The incident claimed the life of 59-year-old Gregory Dennis.

14275. A Jackson Heights man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Whitestone Expressway in College Point on Saturday morning, police said.

14276. Police say Sharif Street Jr. was taken into custody on January 29, 2024, months after the crash on August 13, 2023, on North Broad near Erie Avenue in the city’s Hunting Park section. According to court records, surveillance video captured Street Jr. hitting the 14-year-old girl while driving a white Nissan Altima. The vehicle stopped for nearly a minute and then sped off. The girl, who was walking to church, suffered bruises and a concussion but survived.

14277. Miramar Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a pedestrian’s body was found on the road, leading to closures on US-27 as authorities investigate.

14278. Police have identified the man they believe killed a 60-year-old woman in a Queens hit-and-run earlier this month. Jackson Lima-Arteaga, 33, was behind the wheel of a BMW X6 as he sped east on 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights just before 6:45 a.m. Feb 1, cops said.

14279. NUTLEY, NJ — A fatal hit-and-run crash involving two pedestrians took place in Nutley on Wednesday night, authorities said.

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14281. LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police released photos of a vehicle suspected in a hit-and-run crash in the central Las Vegas valley that left a pedestrian hospitalized.

14282. Police wrote in documents filed in Criminal District Court that Lindsey was driving westbound on North Claiborne Avenue while a man was hanging out of his passenger door, prompting officers to stop him at South Derbigny and Cleveland streets. Police say cameras in the area showed Lindsey hit a man walking across the Interstate 10 ramp at South Claiborne Avenue, which sent the person through his maroon Honda Accord’s windshield and into the passenger seat of the car.

14283. Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who left a man to die in the Sawtelle neighborhood of Los Angeles Tuesday night.

14284. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A hit-and-run left a person critically injured Wednesday night on Union Avenue, police said.

14285. JUNIATA COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a hit and run involving a pedestrian in Juniata County.

14286. AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are asking for help finding a driver who hit and critically injured a bicyclist earlier this month before leaving the scene.

14287. San Diego police are asking for the public’s help to find a hit-and-run driver who struck a 41-year-old woman in Oak Park on Sunday, police said.

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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