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This site means little to most visitors. But this year alone, over 1200 families will lose a loved one to this crime.


Dateline 2/3/2006 Great Britain © ITN
Government figures have revealed a shocking increase in the number of hit and run accidents on Britain's roads. In 2005 alone, almost 14,500 households were affected by hit and run accidents. The Home Office is conducting a review of motoring penalties but many relatives of hit and run victims say their loved-one's killer was given too light a sentence. The minister in charge of the department said the penalties for causing death or injury by dangerous driving are set to be increased. The British statute on motoring crimes does not currently recognise the term hit and run and until it does, relatives will continue to find dangerous drivers are not receiving lengthy enough prison terms.


February 2006

Date

Name/Location

Source


2-28 New York City - Only steps away from the high school he was too graduate from in May, 19 year old Andrew Tsai was in a crosswalk when a driver fleeing a minor collision struck a commercial van, forcing it into the teen. Both of Andrews legs were completely severed as he was pinned under the van. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors attempted to reattach the legs. The female driver was arrested.

2-28  Sacramento, California - 73-year-old Sima Spector killed when a 19 year old female driver raising from a prior non injury crash, runs a stop sign and strikes the vehicle he is driving  

Newsday


KXTV

2-28

P

86-year old Betty Santiago in Iwilei, Hawaii (surrendered driver due in court next week for unrelated DUI charge) F * KHNL

2-28

P

26-year-old Gereado Morales Hernandez in Cobb County, Georgia (2nd  hit and run fatality in 4 days in this county) * WXIA

2-28

P

16 year old Kelly Norman Jr in Wood County, Ohio WTVG

2-27  Driver fleeing minor collision hits tree killing his passenger 21-year-old James Jassak in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Driver injured and arrested.

JET-TV

2-27

P

32 year old Trevor McKay in Houma, Louisiana * ^ WWLTV

2-27

A

25 year old Brian Good in Chicago, Illinois Chicago Sun Times

2-26

P

Unnamed man near Slidell, Louisiana (3rd victim this weekend in New Orleans area - Interstate 10) * ^S The Times - Picayune

2-26

P

30 year old Thomas Corp in Oregon County, Missouri MHP report

2-26

P

34 year old Jesus Brauvo in Los Angeles, California + NBC4

2-26

D

17 year old Lucas Cards "Luke" near Victorville, California (trying to wave down help for motorcycle with flat tire) * San Bernardino County Sun

2-26

P

45 year old Ronald Davis in Marquette County, Wisconsin * Portage Daily Register

2-26 Japan - "The introduction of stiffer punishments for drunk driving in 2001 has had an unintended effect--more drunk drivers are fleeing accident scenes and reporting to police after they have sobered up.... The number of hit-and-run accidents increased to 19,660 in 2005, up about 3,000 from 2001."

The Yomiuri Shimbun

2-25

V

9 month old unborn baby to 16 year old Maria de Jesus Hernandez near Wilson's Mills, North Carolina (mother in stable condition, baby taken in emergency C-section, later died) * R News & Observer

2-25

P

34 year old Guadalupe Jimenez in Anaheim, Los Angeles, California * ! Orange County Register

2-25

P

32 year old Mike Stevens in West Palm Beach, Florida WPBF

2-25

V

Unnamed woman in Hartford, Connecticut (Maple Avenue) F + Hartford Courant

2-25

A

22 year old Cheyne Gilman-D'Adamo in Honolulu, Hawaii The Honolulu Advertiser

2-25

P

29-year-old Toby Beaugh in New Orleans, Louisiana (this could  be murder as it appears to be intentional) WDSU

2-25

P

14 month old Tyler Cerise in Kenner, Louisiana (being carried by mother in WalMart parking lot - mother seriously injured) * U WDSU

2-25

A

49 year old Detective Juan Serrano of the Tampa Police Department in Tampa, Florida (was also bodyguard and driver to Tampa mayor Pam Iorio, who was not with him at time of crash) * U^ News 9

2-25

P

21 year old David Alexander Overdujin in Marietta, Georgia * WSBTV

2-25 Ogle County, Illinois - Fleeing a accident in which he rear ended and injured three, a hit and run driver has a head on collision which kills Sheri Cole, 31, and 20-weeks pregnant, Jeffery Cole, 37, and 4-year-old Grace Cole. The only other member of the family, 3 year old Allison Cole, was airlifted to a pediatric intensive care unit, her condition unknown. The hit and run driver was also killed.

The Journal Standard

2-24

V

18 year old Yansel Orta in the Frostproof area of Miami, Florida (SUV overturned ejecting Yansel, who was then run over by hit and run vehicle) The Ledger

2-24

V

Unnamed 4 year old child near Sacramento, California CBS 13

2-24

D

Unnamed man on Alligator Alley in Broward County, Florida (I-75) * S Sun Sentinel

2-23

P

43 year old Jose Rochez in Parsippany, New Jersey (surrendered driver was believed to be oldest person ever prosecuted in Morris County - 87 years old - pled guilty at arraignment- will surrender DL and get probation) * Daily Record

2-23

P

72 year old Denis Andrew Mitchell in Palm Springs, California * U^ The Desert Sun

2-23

P

Unnamed man in Kansas City, Missouri (27th and Prospect Streets) * KSHB

2-23

V

26 year old Hannah Rebecca Legg, 26 in Charleston, South Carolina F * Charleston Daily Mail

2-23

V

27 year old Paul Caron II in Minneapolis, Minnesota (hit and run driver fled from a stolen vehicle) WCCO

2-22

P

4-year-old Ruben Guray  (or Ruben Garay) in Fresno, California  (died 3-2 - son turned in 60 year old mother as hit and run driver after  learning of accident) * Fresno Bee

2-22 Driver flees on foot in Malibu, California, after crashing a Ferrari Enzo worth a cool million dollars this morning. Passenger received minor injury (police now investigating whether passenger was, in fact, the driver).

NBC4

2-21

P

66-year-old Frank Boblak in Boston, Massachusetts(died 2-23) * ! BPD News

2-20

A

Unnamed man in Houston, Texas (driver of ice cream truck - Raymac at Sweetwater Lane) KPRC

2-20

P

Unnamed man in Miami-Dade, Florida (Kendale Lakes section - 140 block of SW 47th street) CBS4

2-19

B

42 year old Timothy Willett in Fort Wayne, Indiana WANE

2-19

P

36-year-old Kelly Johme Ballard in Gibsonton, Florida St Petersburg Times

2-19

A

34-year-old Glen Mitchell in Atlanta, Georgia (2 injured teens ran from stolen car) * WSBTV

2-19

P

48 year old Jose Angel Loza in Miami, Florida * NBC6

2-18

V

52 year old Lorrie Cochran in Yucca Valley, California F * Hi Desert Star

2-18

P

47 year old Ronald Lee Nichols in Oakland, California * Oroville Mercury Register

2-18

V

53 year old Arturo Tuente in Scott County, Missouri (hit and run vehicle strikes Freightliner which stops in passing lane, 3rd vehicle unable to stop and strikes truck killing Arturo) MHP report

2-18

A

Unnamed 84-year-old woman near Platte City(?), Missouri (Missouri Highway 92 - victim from Leavenworth, Kansas) F * ^ KMBC

2-18

P

47-year-old Lam Bao Vu in Anaheim, California * KCAL

2-18

P

29-year-old Benjamin Weaver in San Francisco, California (father of 1 month old) * S KTVU

2-18

V,V

18 year old Fernando David Kosan-Lemuz and unnamed 17 year old boy in Stockton, California * The Record

2-18

P

47 year old Xavier Loredo in Chicago, Illinois CBS2

2-18  Mildura, Victoria, Australia - Six teens killed and another six injured (some critically) by hit and run driver who crashes into crowd of party goers waiting on a taxi at the side of the road. Dead and injured spread along road over 150 meters. Driver abandoned car and his two children, ages 10 and 4, and fled into woods - since arrested. Emergency spokesman describes scene using words as total mayhem, horrendous, and total nightmare and witness' and emergency workers alike are receiving counseling due to what they saw. Names of those that fell - Abby Hirst, 17, and her brother, Shane Hirst, 16, Stevie-Lee Weight, 15, and Cassandra Manners, 16, and Cory Dowling, 16, and Josephine "Josie" Calvi, 16. As word of the tragedy spread thru town, large crowds in the hundreds gathered at hospital and school to grieve and give support to one another.

Sydney Morning Herald

2-17

B

22-year-old David Morris in Spokane County, Washington KGW

2-17

A

34 year old Kathy McGrew in Hemet, California F * The Press - Enterprise

2-17

P

38-year-old Gilberto Suarez in Fontana, California (husband and father of 3) Daily Bulletin

2-17

P

Unnamed 64 year old woman in Rowland Heights, California (20 year old driver left scene, then called father, who returned with her to scene 40 minutes later) F * ! KCAL

2-17  North Carolina - Scott Gardner was driving with his family in a Subaru station wagon on July 16, 2004, when he was struck by a drunk driver, who fled the scene. Scott was killed, and his two children injured. His wife remains in a coma to this day from her injuries. The hit and run driver, an illegal Mexican immigrant, had 3 prior DUI convictions, but had never been deported. Today , he pled guilty and was sentenced to 14 to 18 years in prison.


Numerous

2-17

P

Unnamed man in Chicago, Illinois (4200 block of South Kedzie Ave) * ^ CBS2

2-16

D

40 year old Hoonsook Lee in St Peters, Missouri WB11

2-16

P

38 year old Alyse Brantly in New Haven, Connecticut F WFSB

2-15

P

67 year old Edward Gerald Ortega "Jerry" in Oceanside, California (died 2/28) Union - Tribune

2-15

P

50 year old Orville Crawford in Altoona, Pennsylvania + WJAC

2-15

P

Unnamed 43-year-old man in Miami Beach, Florida (67th Street and Indian Creek Drive) + WPLG

2-14  New Delhi, India - 5 fatal accidents - 6 dead - all hit and run. So far this year, 181 people have died in accidents, 65 of the accidents were cases of hit and run.

Indian Express Newspapers

2-14

V

44 year old John Warner in Jackson County, Kentucky * ^ Lexington Herald

2-14

V

46 year old Laurie Arlene Williams in McMinnville, Oregon F * ^

2-14

V

Unnamed 1-month-old boy in Houston, Texas (Albanson Road near Milda Drive - sitting on lap of  14 year old mother when car flipped) * KPRC

2-14

P

80 year old Gus Barton near Macclenny, Florida First Coast News

2-13

P

Unnamed 96 year old man in Fresno, California (near Cedar and Grant) ABC30

2-13

P

59-year-old James West in Los Angeles, California * KCAL

Australian New South Wales Attorney-General Bob Debus commenting on new laws in that country ..."When a driver leaves the scene of an accident, leaving in his or her wake a dead or badly injured person, without attempting to render assistance, the fundamental code of civilized society is breached."

2-12

V

24-year-old Scott Pickvet in Standish, Michigan * The Saginaw News

2-12

P

Unnamed man in Los Angeles, California (Vermont Avenue and 82nd Street) * LA Police Media Release

2-12

A, V

47 year old Judith Groff and 16 year old Jessica Lyons near Lafayette, Louisiana F

F

* ^S Daily Advertiser

2-12

P

29 year old Baltazar Ledesma in Norcross, Georgia Atlanta Journal Constitution

2-12

A

51 year old Maria Lester in Rochester, New York F * AU Democrat & Chronicle

2-12

P

23 year old Joseph Alan Hartmann in Duluth, Minnesota + Duluth News Tribune

2-12

V

18 year old Billie Buckholz in Louisville, Kentucky F * ^ Courier - Journal

2-12

V

25-year-old Cheresa Lynn Sims in Minneapolis, Minnesota F * WCCO

2-11

P

67 year old Gerald Harris in Peabody, Massachusetts * ! CBS4

2-10

P

James Allen Graham in St Augustine, Florida (well known wildlife chef in US Navy, Branson, MO, Carencro, Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, and St Augustine, Florida) P Daily Advertiser

2-10

P

16 year old Dustin Wayne Prine near Houston, Texas Houston Chronicle

2-10

P

16-year-old Kristopher Harrington in La Mirada, California (struck by hit and run vehicle, and thrown into path of second car that stopped) Press - Telegram

2-10

P

6-year-old Aaron Woodson in St Louis, Missouri (child crossing in front of stopped bus, hit and run driver ignores bus stop sign and flashers) * St Louis Post Dispatch

2-10

V

33 year old Rosa Campos Moran, 33 in Kansas City, Missouri F KMBC

Two Roanoke County, Virginia families file wrongful death lawsuits against 2 known drivers, and a third unknown hit and run driver, in the Oct 30th, 2004, crash that took the lives of 17 year old Elizabeth Eddy and 18 year old Mary Ashley Meadows.

Roanoke Times

47 year old Tom Black passes away of pneumonia in Fremont, California, nearly 4 years after a hit and run driver paralyzed him from the chest down.

The Argus

2-8

A

20 year old Austin Moore in Fort Worth, Texas (story does not menton date of crash) WFAA

2-8

P

61-year-old Trat Nguyen in Seattle, Washington Seattle Times

2-8

V

18-year-old Joel Lillah in Queens, New York City, New York (North Conduit Expressway) * New York Post

2-7

V

6 year old Korey Owens in Asheville, North Carolina (child in the front seat without a booster seat left the boy vulnerable to an inflating airbag that slammed into his head) * !^ Citizen TImes

2-7

V

9 year old Onica Segura in Austin, Texas F KVUE

2-7

D

Unnamed 26-year-old man near Earlimart, California (38 vehicle chain reaction crash) F Visalia Times Delta

2-7

P

Unnamed 40 year old man in Lynwood, California (southbound Long Beach (710) Freeway) KABC

2-6

P

39 year old Bryan Johnson in Olberlin, Kansas (died 2/8) Olberlin Times

2-6

A

66 year old Waldon Duff in Indianapolis, Indiana (semi driver killed when he swerved to miss a merging car) * ! Indianapolis Star

2-6

P

23 year old Corporal Matthew Rajca, USMC, in Jacksonville, North Carolina * !R The Daily News

2-5

A

36 year old Ricky Chism in Franklin, Tennessee Jackson Sun

2-5

P

18-year-old Isabel Espinoza in Bakersfield, California F * KGET

2-5

P

Unnamed 60-year-old man in Vista, California (Pala Vista Drive and South Santa Fe Road) North County Times

2-5

P, P

26-year-old Curtis Turner, Jr.  and 28-year-old Adrian Simmons in Washington DC (step-brothers) WUSA

2-4

P

27 year old Marcos Gaudarrama in Sparks, Nevada + Reno Gazette Journal

2-4

P

Unnamed man in Orlando, Florida (Semoran near University Boulevard) News 13

2-4

B

50-year-old James Chambers in Chicago, Illinois CBS2

2-4

P

49 year old Tania Cervantes in Miami, Florida (seated on a bus bench waiting for the bus - info provided by Miami Homicide Detective)  - (The Miami Police Traffic Homicide Unit is looking for a dark blue or black 2003-05 Ford F-250 4X4, the vehicle should have damage to the passenger side front end, side, and possibly the undercarriage.The lead detective is Lorraine Rubio 305-579-6600) F CBS4

2-3  Car #1 traveling nearly 90 mph strikes car #2, forcing it into medical clinic. Currently, 13 people are injured, 6 critically with two suffering amputations. #1 fled, and #2 was initially arrested on reports both cars were racing, but later released after police decided #2 was not racing.  - LA City Council offers $75,000 reward for driver info!!
CBS News

2-3

V

61 year old Cordell Harmon in Evans, Georgia (from Florida - in town for his mothers funeral - son-in-law was driving and fled on foot) * ^ Augusta Chronicle

2-3

P

Shau Fun Lue in San Francisco, California F * KTVU

2-3

P

Unnamed 80's year old woman in El Monte, California (Peck Road at Schmidt Road) F NBC4

2-3

P

6 year old Trevor Lee in Tucson, Arizona (walking to school with 8  year old brother because mother was too ill to walk them - thought they had missed the bus - in reality, they were too early) Tucson Citizen

2-2

P

25 year old LaJulietta Edelen in Flint, Michigan F Flint Journal

2-2

P

48-year-old Cheryl Edwards in Cleveland, Ohio F WKYC

2-2

P

46 year old Linda Washington in Saginaw, Michigan (struck by 2 cars - mother of 6) F WNEM

2-2

V

37-year-old Teri Jo Gerlach near Remington, Indiana (hit and run semi truck-trailer) F WLFI

2-2

P

54 year old Larry Hutchins in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (struck by at least 2 vehicles) * Hattiesburg American

2-2

P

21year old Andy Morton in Stanly County, North Carolina WCNC

2-1

P

72 year old John Hemphill in Tucson, Arizona (in town attending Gem, Mineral and Fossil show) * S KVOA

2-1

P

19 year old Jerry Ross VanVoorhis in Huntsville, Alabama Huntsville Times


Fall Kansas City 2002
 Fatal Hit and Run Victims
September 19, Everett Johnston
October 1, Peter Johnson
October 23, Steve Carter, Ramona McCullough
November 3, Marcialeen Davis


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