Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MMXXV

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.

14726. A bicyclist is dead after a hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning in Orlando, according to the Orlando Police Department.

14727. MINNEAPOLIS — Three people were struck by a vehicle and sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Friday night, police said.

14728. A woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle Sunday in northeast Albuquerque.

14729. Anabel Ochoa said her daughter had dreams of becoming a veterinarian and wanted to learn the accordion. Now, the teen’s life has been cut far too short. “She was a great person,” Ochoa said. “She impacted a lot of lives and a lot of people.”

14730. San Antonio Police are searching for the person who hit a pedestrian just north of downtown on Saturday, failing to stop and render aid.

14731. Metro police may be one step closer to finding the driver involved in a fatal hit and run case that happened not far from the Nashville airport. After days of searching for the minivan, a traffic division officer just so happened to spot it abandoned on his way home Monday night.

14732. The Champion Police Department is asking for help locating the suspect in an apparent hit and run that happened earlier this evening.

14733. A man with two DWI convictions is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian and failing to call 911 for half an hour. Dallas police say when the suspect finally did call 911, they found his BMW with heavy damage and a human body part in the passenger seat. They said his speech was slurred, eyes glassy and reeked of alcohol.

14734. A person was struck and killed by a driver in Hartford on Wednesday, and the suspect vehicle was later found in flames. Police identified the victim as 40-year-old Lutricia Daniels of Chicopee, MA.

14735. Fort Lauderdale police are searching for a driver they say hit a woman on an ebike, stepped out of his vehicle to check on her and then took off.

14736. The parents of a young boy struck and seriously injured in a hit-and-run in his Prince George’s County neighborhood three weeks ago are speaking out, hoping police will track down and arrest the driver of the SUV that sped off after running down a child.

14737. The Tampa Police Department is searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man running away from police early Friday morning.

14738. A man is in critical condition after he was thrown from his wheelchair in a hit-and-run crash in Philadelphia early Friday morning, police said. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the man suffered head trauma and was taken to Jefferson University Hospital after a crash just after midnight on Franklin Street near Vine Street, near entrances to I-95 and the Vine Street Expressway as well as the city’s Franklin Square park. A car struck the man, did not stop, and then turned right, heading north on 7th Street after getting off of Vine, the westbound exit from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge from New Jersey.

14739. Orlando police are searching for a driver who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist on June 15. Around 11:15 p.m., the driver of a white sedan traveling down South Semoran Boulevard near Pershing Avenue struck a bicyclist. The sedan was last seen near Curry Ford Road, police said.

14740. A man is dead after a hit-and-run in Talladega early Friday morning. The Talladega Police Department said 37-year-old Pierre Tremayne Whitson was found in the roadway near the intersection of Stephen J Whit Blvd and North Street East along with a bicycle.

14741. The Lufkin Police Department has released the identity of a bicyclist who was reportedly struck by two vehicles and killed late June 7 in a hit-and-run accident on North Timberland Drive. Darryl W. Thorton, 58, died at the scene of the accident that occurred around 10:43 p.m. on an unlighted stretch of roadway, the report states. His address is not listed in the report.

14742. A driver struck and killed a bicyclist in Oakland early Friday morning before fleeing the scene, 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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