Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MXXI

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.

14627. Police are investigating two hit-and-run crashes within hours of one another in Queens.

14628. Oxnard police are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man early Monday.

14629. DUBLIN, Ga. — Dublin Police are working to find the driver who hit and killed two people on Mother’s Day and then drove away from the scene.

14630. ST. LOUIS — Police on Monday identified a woman killed by a hit-and-run driver this month in the city’s Vandeventer neighborhood.

14631. Police are requesting the public’s help for information in the deadly crash that left one man dead. The man was found on the south side of Beasley Drive near the intersection with Highway 48 at about 6:40 a.m. Sunday. The identity of the victim hasn’t been confirmed at this time.

14632. A woman died after she was hit by a driver late Tuesday in the Landover area of Prince George’s County and the driver left. Startling numbers from police show how deadly these first months of the year have been on county roads:

  • 25 people have been killed in crashes
  • 14 of those people were pedestrians
  • 8 of those pedestrians were hit-and run victims

The name of the woman who was hit and killed was not immediately released.

14633. Police say a driver accused of killing a 71-year-old mother and injuring her 44-year-old daughter in Bushwick is on the loose. According to authorities, Juanita Vidal and her daughter Jessica were both hit by a speeding car a few days before Mother’s Day on Elder Street and Knickerbocker Avenue.

14634. SAN ANTONIO — One man was found dead after what police say was a hit-and-run on the west side Wednesday night.

14635. “It was just shock[ing],” said Lt. Terry Eoff, with the Farmers Branch Police Department, “How far that she was thrown from the vehicle when she was hit and that they didn’t stop to check to make sure she was okay.”

14636. A pedestrian died after he was hit by a vehicle in a hit-and-run on Wednesday night in San Leandro, according to the California Highway Patrol.

14637. “Just crossing the street. The person just hit him, and kept going like it was nothing,” Richmond said. “He was in good shape. Ready to go see. And just like that, life gone.”

14638. Chicago police released a photo on Tuesday of the car they are looking for in connection with a hit-and-run crash.

14639. LPD officers were dispatched to the area on a report of a man lying unconscious in the street at 8:23 p.m. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and performed life-saving measures. The 22-year-old Lincoln man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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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