Latest Hit-and-run News

Judge bemoans NYC's bike hazard in 'Gone Girl' actor's death

Nov. 30, 2022 18:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge decried New York City’s problems with electric and gas-powered bikes on Wednesday as he sentenced the electric scooter rider who crashed into “Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes to one to three years in prison for his manslaughter conviction. Brian Boyd, 27,...

Officers: Wellness check leads to fatal shooting in Florida

Nov. 27, 2022 13:27 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a man early Sunday while conducting a wellness check at a home in St. Petersburg, officials said. Just before 4 a.m. Sunday, St. Petersburg police officers responded to a report of a hit and run. Officers found the bumper...

Man in wheelchair struck, killed in Phoenix hit-and-run

Nov. 27, 2022 12:38 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix are looking for a driver who fled the scene after a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle on a residential street northeast of downtown. Police say they responded to the hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian...

Suspect arrested after I-90 hit-run crash kills firefighter

Nov. 20, 2022 11:51 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash on an Ohio interstate that killed a Cleveland firefighter who had responded to an earlier crash, authorities said. Police in Bratenahl Village in suburban Cleveland said the firefighter was struck at about 8:15...

Chicago suburb will pay $10M to settle hit-and-run lawsuit

Nov. 19, 2022 16:04 PM EST

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb will pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2019 hit-and-run crash in which the village's then-manager struck and critically injured a pedestrian with his municipal vehicle. The Oak Lawn Village Board approved the settlement on...

Trooper supports family as he investigates 2010 hit-and-run

Nov. 19, 2022 11:08 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — April 24, 2010. For Tina Bonaparte and her mother Annie Williams, the day forever will be remembered. Bonaparte was volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Oakland, California, helping to rehabilitate a Vietnam veteran’s home when she...

Charges for California driver who led police on wild pursuit

Nov. 16, 2022 19:13 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed multiple charges against a 33-year-old parolee who stole several cars and rammed police cruisers last week during an hourlong chase across Southern California that ended with an officer shooting at him. Johnny Anchondo faces felony and...

Prosecutor: Witness told police UVA suspect targeted victims

Nov. 16, 2022 18:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A witness who saw a University of Virginia student open fire onboard a bus returning from a field trip told police the gunman targeted specific victims — many of them football players — shooting one as he slept, a prosecutor said in court Wednesday. ...

Arrest after 6 hurt when car crashes into LA street carnival

Nov. 14, 2022 10:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run after authorities said he drove through a crowded weekend street carnival while being pursued by police in South Los Angeles, injuring six people. Steven Weems, a resident of Mississippi, was...

Bicycle crash leaves professional rider hurting

Nov. 06, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Carl Fenske is still a bit shaken and definitely sore after a hit-and-run driver struck him on Spring Garden Street. “I’m always scanning, I’m always riding defensively,” said Fenske, a certified bicycle instructor. “I think I know what’s going...