Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MXV

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.

14523. According to the preliminary investigation, a man was walking when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver left the scene without stopping to determine if the person needed help. The man who was hit died, Dallas police say his identity will not be released until the family has been notified.

14524. Metro Nashville police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver who hit and killed a Tennessee State football player overnight on Sunday. Chazan Page, 20, of Nashville, was killed when he was struck by a either a red sedan or small sports utility vehicle, police said. Page was crossing Gallatin Pike near Marion Avenue when the incident occurred. A red car was seen leaving the scene at a high rate of speed, heading north on Gallatin Pike, police said.

14525. A North Carolina A&T student is dead following an early morning crash in Downtown Greensboro, according to Guilford County Emergency Services.

14526. When officers arrived at the scene, they learned the vehicle had fled northbound on Route 59 after the crash. The bicyclist, a 65-year-old Naperville man, was transported to a local hospital by Aurora Fire Department paramedics and listed in serious condition.

14527. Police are asking for witnesses in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred early Saturday in Ogletown. An unidentified vehicle fled the scene after striking a 49-year-old man from Newark. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

14528. A driver hit a pedestrian near the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Saturday before fleeing the scene, according to police.

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14530. A man died in Reseda Sunday night after he fell in a crosswalk and was hit by a car before he was able to get back up, according to authorities.

14531. Rochester, N.Y. — Police have identified a pedestrian hit and killed last week on the Driving Park Bridge. Police said Billy Smith, 65, was struck by an eastbound vehicle around 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

14532. The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian on Tuesday, April 16.

14533. The search is underway for a hit-and-run driver who left a 9-year-old girl injured Friday evening near the Galleria area, according to the Houston Police Department.

14534. A high school student is in the hospital after being struck while leaving school on the city’s South Side, Chicago police said.

14535. PORT ST. LUCIE — Police are investigating a reported hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian with serious head injuries.

14536. Two women are still recovering after a driver allegedly struck them while crossing a Tuscaloosa road. The Tuscaloosa Police Department reported officers are still looking for the driver believed to be responsible for the hit and run accident.

14537. According to Chicago police, the crash happened near Christian Fenger Academy High School in the 11200 block of South Wallace Street, in the city’s Roseland neighborhood, just before 3:20 p.m. The victim, 15-year-old Maari Roberson, was walking in a crosswalk in the area when he was struck by a black car, leaving him with serious injuries, including multiple broken bones. The driver then fled the scene, police say.

14538. Police in State College continue to look for a driver who hit a pedestrian last Wednesday. The State College Police Department said a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk of Hiester Street and E Beaver Avenue around 8:49 p.m. on April 10 and then left the scene.

14539. Cleveland police are asking for the public’s help with identifying a vehicle that allegedly struck and killed a man.

14540. “My wife heard a thump and that was real rough. She didn’t put it together. She thought maybe he hit a tree or something, then I heard a bunch of sirens. Then I went outside and saw the scene,” he added. “All of these police cars and police tape and stuff. It was just really sad, and I was very angry.”

14541. The Wichita Police Department is asking the public for help in locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run Tuesday night.

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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