Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MIV

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.

14300. GLOUCESTER TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) — Gloucester Township police are asking for the public’s help in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a man seriously injured.

14301. More Philadelphians died in hit-and-run crashes last year than ever before, according to officials. In 2022, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia said hit-and-run incidents had reached an “all time high,” when the city saw 34 such incidents. According to numbers from the Philadelphia Police Department, last year, the city saw 39 deadly hit-and-run crashes.

14302. Providence Police Department said it is investigating a pedestrian hit-and-run on Monday. Police Chief Oscar Perez said a 62-year-old man was struck on Broad and Friendship Streets.

14303. According to data the FOX 12 Investigates team obtained from the Portland Police Bureau, only a fraction of hit and run crashes actually get solved. Accidents range from minor property damage, to crash victims barely escaping with their life. The common factor being no one held accountable in these cases.

14304. Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) — The search continues for a hit-and-run driver who ran over a man in Rochester early Saturday morning.

14305. SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – An early morning hit and run in downtown Savannah leaves one woman dead.

14306. A woman in her 20s riding a bicycle in Palo Alto was struck and killed by multiple cars on Monday, police said. While the driver of the car that struck her first remained at the site of the crash, police said they are investigating two other drivers who hit her and left the area.

14307. CHICAGO (CBS) – Police are looking for the car that hit and seriously injured a 54-year-old man on Chicago’s West Side last week.

14308. A person was struck while crossing the street in northeast Columbus on Tuesday night.

14309. Authorities in Atlantic County shared photos Wednesday of a vehicle being sought in a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old.

14310. Athens Borough Police are investigating an alleged hit-and-run incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon. According to initial scanner reports, a child was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of West Frederick Street and North Main Street shortly before 3:30 p.m. Reports noted that the vehicle “kept going” after striking the child.

14311. A homeless man who survived being run over while sleeping on the sidewalk along Capitol Hill’s 19th Ave E appears to have been intentionally targeted. Seattle Police say they are investigating two similar attacks that took place within hours across Seattle early last Saturday morning that sent two people to the hospital after a driver drove onto sidewalks and struck them.

14312. NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk detectives are looking to solve a hit-and-run that seriously injured a 31-year-old man, police said.

14313. CHICAGO (WLS) — A woman walking on the Dan Ryan Expressway was fatally struck Friday morning, Illinois State Police said.

14314. Before the sun went down Thursday, flowers were already placed at the intersection of Monroe Street and Cantwell Avenue, where the woman was hit. Students described the emotions on campus after the student was struck by a driver, who then took off. “You can’t really describe the feeling that the family must be having,” said OSU student Clayton Bonds.

14315. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed a deadly hit-and-run crash on the I-610 North Loop to come forward.

14316. Orlando Police are asking the public’s help to identify a woman involved in hit-and-run crash that left a 13-year-old girl in the hospital.

14317. An Anne Arundel County Police officer was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being dragged by a stolen car in Annapolis, the department 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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