Showing posts with label hit and run. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hit and run. Show all posts

Friday, August 2, 2019

Iraq veteran's daughter fighting for life after hit and run driver left her in road

Lillington family trying to bring home woman critically hurt in Colorado hit-and-run

By Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter
August 1, 2019

LILLINGTON, N.C. — A Lillington native remains in a Colorado hospital three months after she was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Denver.
Ashley Schachter, 22, was on her way to work at a local college on May 1 when she was hit. Witnesses told police that the driver stopped briefly and could be heard asking someone on the phone what to do before jumping back in her car and driving off.

"To know that she got out of her car saw what she did to my daughter and then left the scene of what she did, it just baffles me how someone could just do that," Brandy Schachter said Wednesday.

Ashley Schachter, a Harnett Central High School graduate who had moved to Denver only weeks earlier after spending several years doing community service work through AmeriCorps, suffered a traumatic brain injury along with fractures in her spine, hip, legs, left ankle and collarbone.

"I didn't recognize my daughter, and I basically hit the floor," Brandy Schachter said, recalling the first time she saw her in the hospital. "It was, I mean, all the trauma and the bruises, everything, it was just overwhelming that I didn't even recognize my own daughter."
Chad Schachter, a disabled Iraq War veteran, has stayed in Denver since the crash to be with his daughter and to try find clues to help with the investigation of the hit-and-run, which remains unsolved.

"I had no idea if she was going to be alive or not when I got here," he told NBC affiliate KUSA.
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Veteran Marine left for dead by hit and run driver

Marine veteran injured while riding scooter looking for Pacific Beach driver who left him for dead

FOX 47 News
Michael Chen
February 1, 2019

A ride on an electric scooter in Pacific Beach ended in a life-altering crash for an actor and Marine veteran.
Houston Teamer's pain is a constant reminder of the ride scooter he wishes he could forget.

"What started as a good day ended in my worst nightmare," said the 27-year-old Teamer.

On Jan. 20 at about 4:30 p.m., the Marine veteran was on a scooter headed to a restaurant to meet his girlfriend. He says he was in the bike lane headed east on Grand Avenue just before Cass Street.

"I see a champagne, silverish car in my left periphery .. then it hit the side of me, the side of my Bird scooter," said Teamer.

Teamer says he went flying, face-first into the pavement.

"I tasted blood, and I could feel teeth falling out of my mouth ... just kind of prayed and hoped I was going to make it through," said Teamer.

He fell unconscious and woke up in the hospital after a Good Samaritan called 911. He suffered a concussion, broken bones in his eye sockets, nose and cheekbones. He broke his jaw in three different places. Surgeons inserted three permanent metal plates in his face.
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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Veteran Marine left for dead in street after hit-and-run

Veteran Left For Dead In Hit-And-Run Leaves Family Searching For Answers

CBS Los Angeles
Angela Boots is used to seeing her dad as a tough guy. He served 20 years in the Marine Corps. That's why she couldn’t believe when she was called to his hospital room at Inland Valley Medical Center last Sunday. Her father had been found lying on the side of the road outside the Wild West Saloon in Winchester.
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Friday, August 31, 2018

Camera captures Iraq veteran being run over by hit and run driver

Police Seek Man Caught on Video Using Car to Hit Disabled Veteran Who Asked Him to Pick up His Trash
KTLA 5 News
AUGUST 30, 2018

Authorities are working to identify a man seen on surveillance video attacking a disabled veteran with his car earlier this week in Gardena, allegedly because the veteran had asked him to pick up trash he threw in the street.

Joshua Byrd, who served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Army, said he was walking his service dog outside the business complex where he works on the 13000 block of Cimarron Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Monday when he noticed the driver discard garbage from his window.

Byrd said he asked the motorist to pick it up but he didn't respond, so he picked it up and put it on the hood of the man's car.

The driver lingered in the area, and a couple minutes later took the trash off his car and threw it back into the street. Then, he began cussing at Byrd and driving in circles in front of him, the veteran said.
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Disabled Navy Veteran Left to Die by Hit and Run Driver

Navy veteran struck, killed in hit-and-run along East Hammer Lane
Joe Goldeen
November 22, 2017
STOCKTON — A 58-year-old disabled Navy veteran was struck and killed Tuesday evening on East Hammer Lane by a motorist who fled the scene without stopping, police and a family member reported.
The man was riding a bicycle and crossing Hammer southbound at Lan Ark Drive about 6:15 p.m. when he was hit by a black vehicle that sped away to the east, according to police. A surveillance photo has been released showing the car that authorities believe is responsible.
Medics were called to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Tina Thayer, who described herself as the victim’s best friend and former common-law wife, identified him as David Allen Wright, a Stockton resident who spent most of his life in Manteca with roots in Indianapolis.
“That’s just who he was. He was a great man who helped everybody. He loved God. He was a Christian man,” Thayer said.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Florida Navy Veteran Left in Road by Hit and Run Driver

Veteran hit by car while riding bike, driver flees

Vincent Crivelli
August 24, 2017

Bloody, bruised, and battered. He served our country, but a local veteran almost died right here at home. The 37-year-old father, left for dead in Delray Beach by a hit and run driver.

On Monday evening, father of two, Ian Rose went on a bike ride down Linton Avenue in Delray Beach when he was hit from behind and thrown off his bike. “So I landed face first, heard a crack of my head hitting the sidewalk was the last thing that I heard until I woke up,” said Rose. He broke several bones in his face, and bruised his ribs.
He isn’t sure how long he was unconscious, but when he woke up the driver was nowhere to be found. “The most painful thing that I’ve experienced,” said Rose. With no one around to help, Rose got back on his bike drenched in blood and peddled a mile to get home.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Man Charged After Hit and Run Left Veteran in Road

Police make arrest in hit-and-run that left local veteran injured

August 15, 2017
WACO, Texas (KWTX) Bellmead police made an arrest Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash in June on an I-35 access road that left a local veteran seriously injured.
Cody William Jones, 25, was charged with failure to stop and render aid.
Boone Barott, 45, of Riesel, the vice president of the American Legion 121 Elm Mott riders group, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle shortly after 10 p.m. on June 25 on the Interstate 35 access road next to the Texas Department of Transportation offices when an SUV whose driver was headed the wrong way hit the bike.
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Sad update

Man charged in hit-and-run that left local veteran injured found dead

Barott sustained a broken pelvis and a number of lacerations and scrapes and bruises over all his body.He was later released from a local hospital, but faces several months of rehabilitation before he’s able to get back on a motorcycle.Police located the vehicle involved in the crash in early July.“We sure didn’t want this to happen,” Barott said after learning of Jones’ death.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Marine Veteran Left in Road After Hit and Run

Waco: Car involved in hit-and-run that injured Marine veteran found
By John Carroll
Posted: Jul 03, 2017

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Marine veteran who was seriously injured when a car whose driver did not stop hit his Harley Davidson motorcycle says he’s been told the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run has been found.

“The police believe that they have the vehicle in custody, so I think we're headed down the right road for an arrest,” Boone Barott, 45, of Riesel, said Monday.

“I’m still disappointed that nobody has come forward.”

Barott, the vice president of the Elm Mott American Legion 121 riding group, is recovering at home after suffering a broken pelvis and severe cuts and bruises in the June 25 hit-and-run on the Interstate 35 access road near the Texas Department of Transportation Office in Waco.
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Veteran Accused Of Hit And Run Due Back In Court

Veteran Accused Of Hit And Run Due Back In Court
Santa Clarita News
Perry Smith
December 30, 2016
A veteran accused of a felony hit and run crash that left an LAPD motorcycle officer injured back in August has yet to be charged, per the county’s D.A.
The case against Philip Scot Newlyn, 28, alleges that he drove his white pick-up truck into an on-duty LAPD motorcycle officer’s vehicle on purpose, driving into the back of the officer’s vehicle on the Interstate 5 freeway near Castaic, on the morning of Aug. 17. Newlyn then reportedly fled the scene and was arrested the following afternoon, according to CHP officials.

“We have no doubt this was an intentional act,” said CHP Capt. Edward Krusey during a news conference. “The officer was in full uniform on an LAPD motorcycle. It should have been extremely obvious to the person.”

At issue, according to an official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, is the suspect’s mental state at the time of the collision. Newlyn is a decorated veteran who investigators suspect might have been suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and off his medication at the time of the collision.

As a result, his case has been in Department 95, a court system that determines whether a suspect is mentally competent to assist in his or her own defense.

As a result, Newlyn will not be formally charged until this determination is made. He’s due back in court Feb. 8 for a status readiness hearing.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

UK: Soldier Left For Dead By Hit and Run Driver, Caught on Film

Soldier ‘left for dead’ after being hit by overtaking car 
Richard Hartley-Parkinson 
20 Jul 2016
‘It’s disgusting that the driver wouldn’t even stop to check on me. For all they know, I could be dead right now." Patrick Casey,
A soldier had a lucky escape when he was hit by a car while trying to overtake two cars. Patrick Casey, 24, pulled out to pass the vehicles but the car in front of him moved out at the same time. He was then hit by the Volkswagen Passat while riding at 60mph sending him flying onto the road in Howden, East Yorkshire.

Incredibly he walked away with just whiplash and bruising but the car driver carried on. Mr Casey, who had just returned from a tour of Kenya, was being followed by his father Shaun who filmed the incident while on their way to a charity ride.
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Medal of Honor recipient charged in misdemeanor hit-and-run

Charges dropped

Medal of Honor recipient charged in misdemeanor hit-and-run 
Assocaited Press
Published: December 31, 2015
The driver left the scene after the pedestrian stood up and walked to the side of the road. The pedestrian then went inside the fitness center and police were called.
Retired Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Carpenter smiles after receiving the Medal of Honor at the White House, June 19, 2014. Carpenter appeared in court Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, on misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run. JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES
A Medal of Honor recipient who lost an eye while taking a grenade blast to save a fellow Marine now faces a hit-and-run charge in South Carolina, police say.

Retired Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, 26, turned himself in and appeared in court Thursday with an attorney on misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run and making an improper left turn, police said in a news release. Police spokesman Capt. George Drafts said he didn't have the attorney's name. Carpenter didn't respond to an email and a text seeking comment.

Carpenter was released on bond, the release said.

Police say a pedestrian who was struck shortly after 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8 was treated at the scene for scrapes and leg injury. The pedestrian, Michael Haddad, declined to be taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Vietnam Veteran Disabled Marine Saved by Dog After Hit and Run

Driver hits disabled veteran and dog, dog pulls owner off street 
By Emily Younger
Published: September 25, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A disabled veteran said he owes his life to his pet dog.
“One of the ladies that called paramedics and police said that Maverick stood guard over me while I was on the street,” said Russell.

Russell said neighbors also told him Maverick pulled him from the street and continued to stand over his owner until help arrived.

The two were crossing the street near their southeast Albuquerque home when a driver crashed into them and took off.

“Yeah, he saved my life without a doubt,” said Vietnam Veteran Michael Russell.

It’s a story of a hero protecting another hero.

“I came from a family of veterans and it was not a question whether I was going to volunteer. It was a question of which branch of the service I was going to go in,” said Russell.

Russell is a Marine. He served in Vietnam.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Police: Couple "Called for Ride" After Leaving Marine to Die on Road

Police: Couple charged in fatal Raleigh hit-and-run called for a ride home 
News Observer
Thomas McDonald
July 20, 2015
Suspected hit-and-run couple fled their wrecked car after accident.  They used their mobile phones’ GPS to coordinate a meeting place.  The victim was struck by the suspects’ car and a second vehicle
RALEIGH A couple charged with the hit-and-run death of a young Marine on Glenwood Avenue last month drove away and then fled on foot separately, according to a series of search warrants made public Monday.

Investigators think the suspects used their mobile phones to coordinate a meeting place where someone picked them up and drove them away from the crash. The accident happened shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday, June 26, on Glenwood Avenue near Brier Creek.

Nathan Scott Bizzell, 20, of Camp Lejeune had been involved in a crash and had gotten out of his 2012 Ford sedan to check the damage and the other driver. He was struck by a 2006 Honda sedan and another vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene.
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Camp Lejeune Marine Killed In North Carolina Accident

Police: Camp Lejeune Marine killed in wreck, two charged
Jun 27 2015

RALEIGH, Wake County - A US Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune was killed Friday night in a car accident according to Raleigh Police.

Police said 20-year-old Nathan Scott Bizzell of Camp Lejeune was driving on Glenwood Avenue Friday around 10 p.m. when he rear ended another car. 

Investigators say Bizzell got out of his car to check on the damage and the other driver.

He was then hit by another car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Police Searching For Driver Who Left Vietnam Veteran to Die on Street

Police still seeking public’s help solving hit-and-run that killed vet 
By Christopher Buchanan
Published: January 20, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — Investigators with the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) were back on the scene of a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday morning. Crews worked to gather more information on the crime in hopes of solving the accident which killed a Bronze Star-awarded veteran who was just passing through.

And with a $100,000 now on the line from family, friends and Crimestoppers, officials are still hoping that someone at the busy section of Abercorn saw something that will lead to the driver’s arrest. “Our father was killed by someone’s recklessness and we are eager to have that person identified so that they cannot bring harm to others,” said Deb Meyer Cohen and Susan Meyer Ross.

“We also know there is healing power in taking responsibility and asking for forgiveness, and we are hoping whoever committed this crime will step forward and accept responsibility for their actions.” Peter J. Meyer, a Vietnam veteran on his way home to Florida when he stopped for the night in Savannah. He was struck and killed on Abercorn about a block south of DeRenne on Jan. 4 while crossing the street after dinner.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vietnam Veteran Killed Crossing Street, Driver Left Him There

Family of Vietnam veteran killed in Savannah asks hit-and-run driver to come forward
Corey Dickstein
Posted: January 21, 2015
Meyer is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis Caponetti Meyer; his daughters, Cohen and Sue Meyer Ross, of Brookline, Mass.; and five grandchildren.
“The fact that he lost his life in this violent way, crossing the street, just seems not right and unjust,” she said. “It seems really disrespectful to a man who gave so much to his country and to his community. That’s just one of the reasons my family and I hope to get some answers to what happened (and) to have somebody step forward and take responsibility.”

About two weeks after her father was killed in a hit-and-run wreck on Savannah’s southside, Deb Meyer Cohen came to Savannah to ask whoever did it to come forward.

Cohen, of Oakton, Va., spoke to media Wednesday morning at the VFW Post 660 on Ogeechee Road. She described her father, Peter J. Meyer, as a wonderful man who went out of his way to do the right thing.

“He was a very good, noble man,” Cohen said of Meyer, 72, who was found dead about 10:30 p.m. Jan 4 along Aberocrn Street near Twelve Oaks shopping center. “... He would never get dirty; he always did the right thing, even if there was some personal cost to him.

“So one of the things that I’m asking now is for people to do the right thing, to be noble, to be righteous like my dad.”
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Still no arrests in hit and run of decorated war veteran
By Chelsi McDonald
Published: January 21, 2015

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Teen and Neighbors Save Police Officer From Burning Car

Teen Saves Police Officer From Burning Car After Hit-and-Run Crash
NBC Philadelphia
By David Chang
November 9, 2014

A teen volunteer firefighter and his neighbor jumped into action Saturday after a Philadelphia Police officer's vehicle caught fire following a collision with a pickup truck.

Philadelphia Police Officer Mark Kimsey was traveling on 28th and Tasker streets around 5:25 p.m. Saturday when his police cruiser collided with a pickup truck. Kimsey was trapped inside as his vehicle burst into flames.

A passenger inside the pickup truck was also injured in the crash. The driver however fled the scene on foot and was last seen running on the 2800 block of Tasker streets, according to police.
As Kimsey remained trapped inside the vehicle while the flames grew, Joe Chambers, a 17-year-old volunteer firefighter and his neighbor jumped into action.

"I saw that it was a cop car," Chambers said. "Right then I just started sprinting and did what I had to do."
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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hit and run driver takes off after hitting disabled Iraq Vet's van

Disabled Vet Involved in Hit-and-Run Accident on New Year's Eve
January 2, 2014

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The slick roads we've had over the last few days have been causing a lot of accidents, some of them, hit and runs. Rockford Police say there were more than 700 cases of drivers speeding off without stopping last year.

"The door won't even open. Look at that," John Falcetta said, trying to open the door on his van, recently damaged in a hit-and-run accident.

Falcetta says a truck slammed into his van and drove off.

"I can't believe anyone would be so heartless to injure someone and take off and not even bothering if anyone was injured or anybody was hurt. Just not even caring that they could have killed somebody," Falcetta said.

Falcetta, who's a disabled veteran of the Iraq war, says the accident is making back and head injuries he suffered in battle, much worse. He's now experiencing constant migraines. Falcetta believes the crash could have been much worse if his three year old daughter had been with him.
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Monday, December 16, 2013

East TN soldier victim of hit and run by fellow soldier

East TN soldier victim of hit and run by fellow soldier
December 16, 2013

CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV/WBIR) - An East Tennessee soldier passed away Saturday after authorities said a fellow soldier struck and killed him with a car while walking on a road in Middle Tennessee.

Authorities said Capt. David Elliott struck and killed 21-year-old Pfc. Austin McReynolds with a car on Tylertown Road in Clarksville, Tenn. Clarksville Police Department said Elliott then fled the scene. The hit-and-run occurred between 2:30 and 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Capt. David Elliott, 26, was arrested Saturday night and charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence (2nd offense), driving on a suspended license, and immediate notice of accident.
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Soldier left to die in street after hit and run

Another soldier has been charged for vehicular homicide and drunk driving.
UPDATE: Pedestrian soldier found dead on Tylertown Road, suspect in custody
Leaf Chronicle
Body found Saturday morning
Dec. 14, 2013

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — A soldier was found dead from a hit and run Saturday morning on Tylertown Road.

At about 5:10 a.m., a citizen walking to work on Tylertown near Roscommon Way found the man dead on the side of the road, according to a news release from Clarksville Police spokeswoman Natalie Hall.

Responding officers determined the soldier had been hit by a vehicle that left the scene.
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