A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that hit-and-run crashes killed 2,049 people in the U.S. in 2016, a record high and a 60 percent increase since 2009. Unsurprisingly, most of the victims — nearly 65 percent — were pedestrians or bicyclists.
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A Boston area bus driver is under investigation after his passengers called 911 to report him for a hit-and-run with a parked car last week.
Dump truck dumps driver, goes on rampage.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a photo showing a teenager involved in a fatal hit-and-run posing in front of the damaged car involved in the crash.
Police in Wilmington, NC are investigating a viral video that shows a local man driving off the road to run over a Trump for President campaign sign.
A daily Uber user in Australia has vowed never to use the ride-sharing app again after she was allegedly pulled from a car and ran over by one of the company's drivers last week.
A motorcycle rider in California was the victim of a hit-and-run last month after telling another driver to get off the cell phone while driving.
A British woman struck a teenage bicyclist but refused to stop because she feared the bloodied boy would upset her children.
A 911 dispatcher in Maryland is in hot water after repeatedly telling a 13-year-old to stop whining during an emergency call. She had just watched her father and his fianceé get hit by a car, while they were changing a tire on the side of the highway.
The typical way to kill a zombie is by destroying its brain. Anyone that's kept up on The Walking Dead can list off a multitude of ways to accomplish this grim task ranging from guns, knives, swords, crossbows, street signs and any number of a range of sharp or blunt household objects. One northern Michigan man apparently opted to use his car and run down a zombie. A fair play, except for the fact that the walker he hit was actually 45-year-old Jeffrey Alan Stiles, a Halloween reveler dressed as
Perpetrating a hit-and-run can be all too easy. You screw up, nobody catches you, you get away with it. But living with the guilt on your conscience can be another matter entirely, especially when the hit you're running away from caused someone's death.
We're not exactly sure what to say about this video, other than to point out yet again that the world can be a messed-up place to live. A man walking in the parking lot of what we think is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, was hit by another motorist in a white truck. We can't say whether it was on purpose or malicious... until the driver seemingly chose not to stop and make sure the man he hit was uninjured.