It all started Tuesday evening when police started receiving phone calls from concerns citizens regarding a blue pickup truck driving erratically.
Officers were dispatched but did not locate the truck until 30 minutes later after he had crashed into a bicycling group from behind. Five of the people hit were pronounced dead at the scene, while four others were rushed to the hospital.
With his truck disabled from hitting the bicyclists, the driver tried to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended nearby and is currently in the Kalamazoo County Jail. Officials are not releasing his name until formal charges have been filed against him.
“There are multiple possibilities in terms of charges but a determination of what is an appropriate charge can only be made after we’ve had the opportunity to review all the evidence police are able to gather,” Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said.…
BOSTON, MA – Police have arrested 45-year-old Xiao Ying Zhou after she allegedly hit a woman and then dragged her underneath her car for nearly three miles.
According to police, Zhou struck a 56-year-old man and his 48-year-old wife as they crossed the road early Monday morning. The man was treated at the scene but his wife was dragged away by Zhou’s SUV as she drove from the scene.
Zhou drove two miles down Interstate 93 with the poor woman stuck underneath her vehicle before stopping. Zhou’s lawyer says his client was not aware that she had run over anyone until she found the woman underneath her car and tried to help.
“She is innocent, according to what she told me,” said her court-appointed lawyer, Jose A. Vincenty. “She was driving, thought the car was operating in a strange way; she pulled out at the exit and at that particular point in time saw the person and tried to assist.”
Police and people who tried stopping Zhou say that’s a crock of shit.…
I’ll get to the lawsuit details, but first here’s how the face of an 81-year-old man from Alaska ended up on the floor of a Montana car wash.
Back in 2013, Elgie Bedford was on his way to Texas from Alaska to visit his children and grandchildren. In the early morning hours, Bedford’s car went off the road near Big Timber, Montana.
Bedford got out of his vehicle and started walking down Interstate 90, presumably to get help. Unfortunately, the old man was struck by a CRST Expedited semi-truck being driven by 45-year-old David Welk.
Welk turned around to check the spot of impact but didn’t tell his coworkers he saw Bedford’s body in the road, only that he saw clothing and a duffle bag. After leaving the scene, Bedford’s body was struck by multiple vehicles before police found him at around 7:30 a.m.
One of those drivers was 31-year-old Wryan Young, who was with her father when she ran over Bedford’s body.…
PASCO COUNTY, FL – Justin Colby is behind bars facing attempted murder charges after the 33-year-old allegedly tried aborting his girlfriend’s baby with a 2006 Dodge Charger.
On Monday, Colby got into an argument with his girlfriend, 32-year-old Crystal Noordhuizen, who is seven months pregnant. Not wanting to exasperate the situation, Noordhuizen left their home and began walking down the street.
That’s when police say Colby called her on her cell phone and asked, “Are you ready for your abortion date?” before veering his vehicle off the road and striking Noordhuizen from behind. Colby crashed into a pole, got out of the car and walked to his home where he fled on a white motorcycle.
Noordhuizen was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with minor injuries, while Colby was later picked up by police and charged with attempted murder.
This isn’t the first time Colby has been accused of hitting someone with a car. In 2012, Colby was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he ran over his brother.…
Toms River, NJ – James Crudup is facing attempted murder charges after the 44-year-old ran over his girlfriend several times in a gas station parking lot.
Crudup and his 35-year-old girlfriend pulled into a Hess parking lot and immediately got into a fight outside of his pickup truck. The fight, which started as a shouting match, escalated to the point that Crudup threw the woman to the ground and choked her out.
The woman was able to get up and run towards the gas pumps, at which point Crudup entered his 2000 Dodge Durango pickup and drove towards her. A Hess employee tried to push her out of the way, but the woman ended up pinned between the bumper of Crudup’s truck and the gas pumps.
Not being a man to half-ass the situation, Crudup ran her over as she was lying on the ground, crushing her legs and hitting the gas pumps again. In a final hurrah, he took the opportunity to run her ass over a third time as he fled the scene.…
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Prosecutors say the alleged drunk driver who hit a man and drove over a mile with him sticking through his windshield will likely face upgraded charges after the victim died.
According to reports, 33-year-old Marcos Ortega was driving drunk on Nov. 10 when he hit 61-year-old Kenneth Moeller who was walking along the side of the road. Instead of stopping, Ortega continued driving with poor Moeller sticking through his windshield.
Police began receiving calls regarding an erratic driver with what appeared to be a body on the hood of the car. They were able to pull Ortega over approximately 1.5 miles from where he initially hit Moeller.
Police conducted field sobriety tests on Ortega and determined he was impaired. He was taken into custody and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash and causing serious bodily injury to another while driving under the influence.
Moeller was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he was placed on life support and had to have one of his legs amputated.…
NEBRASKA – Kimberly Pankratius is facing two felony charges after she lost her cool in a Wal-Mart parking lot and hit a fellow customer with her PT Cruiser because they too her parking spot.
Pankratius, 36, got angry when a couple pulled into a parking space she’d been waiting for. She called them “douche bags” before driving off to find another spot. At this point, I’m with Pankratius. Having a spot taken from you can be infuriating, even if it was done unintentionally.
But Pankratius couldn’t let it go and turned her vehicle around and speeded toward the couple as they were walking towards the store. Pankratius says she only meant to scare them, but she allegedly came within inches of the man and hit the woman, 40-year-old Julie Weakly, with her driver’s side mirror.
Weakly didn’t need medical treatment, but even so, Pankratius’ actions were as unacceptable as they were illegal. She was quickly identified by police via her license tag and was cooperative with police once contacted.
She admitted to being the driver who hit the woman, saying she “felt really bad about it” and was “really scared.” She was arrested and charged with assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony – both felonies.…
LONGMONT, CO — A Colorado mother jumped from the frying pan into the fire after she ran down a concerned couple who’d called police about her young boy being left in a hot car.
Shannon Dominguez, 43, and her boyfriend, Alan Mason, were leaving the Dollar Tree when they noticed a young boy alone in a locked car in the parking lot and called 911.
“All four windows were rolled up. And it was in the direct sun. It scares the heck out of me. It’s some innocent child might die,” said Dominguez.
As she was on the phone with police, the boy’s mother, 27-year-old Kristina Riddell, approached them and became very angry. She punched Mason before jumping in her car.
Riddell backed her Honda up, hitting Dominguez and running over her leg. She then hit Mason, who went over the hood of the car before grabbing on to Riddell’s door.
“She had her windows down, so I grabbed onto the door. She drug me about 20 feet. I realized she was not going to stop, so I let go.…
DOUGLASVILLE, GA – Police have charged 23-year-old Dewey Green with murder after they say he intentionally ran over a pregnant woman.
Police say 53-year-old Janice Pitts was in her Lincoln Navigator with her daughter and grandson when Green repeatedly hit her from behind with his truck while she was sitting at a traffic light.
When Pitts got out to check the damage, Green rammed his truck into her and pinned her body between their two vehicles. Pitts’ daughter, Iesha Davis, says she got out and tried to get Green to back his truck up.
“I’m banging on the window, ‘Please, you’re crushing my mom, you’re crushing my mom. Please, you’re crushing my mom. He wouldn’t look at me, He kept his face straight and kept his foot down on the gas,’” said Davis.
When Green finally backed up, Pitts fell to the road and Green ran over her crushed body as he drove over the median, went across a grassy knoll and ended up sideways across a road where witnesses were able to stop him.…
Early Monday morning, Camlin went on what he thought would be a nice bike ride, only to be hit from behind by a vehicle matching the description of Inostroza’s black Ford Mustang. After impact, police say, Camlin hit the front windshield, rolled over the roof of the car, and landed onto the back windshield where he was wedged between the window and the spoiler.
Inostroza is said to have then driven for another two miles before dumping the injured man in a wooded area behind a dumpster. After that, he did what every normal person does after an accident — he went home and took a nap.
A few hours later, a landscaping crew found the man clinging to life. 911 was called and Camlin was taken to the hospital. His body temperature was so low when they got to him that if he hadn’t been found when he was, it’s likely he wouldn’t have survived.…
UMATILLA, FL – Florida police say a man kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, strangled her and drove over her with his SUV after she refused to have sex with him for money.
According to police, Adrian Mendez became angry when the teen refused his $200 offer for sex. Not taking no for an answer, Mendez pulled the teen into his Ford Explorer by her hair, then strangled her until she lost consciousness.
About 90 minutes later, someone watched as Mendez intentionally backed over the girl with his vehicle and then sped forward, spinning the tires on her body.
“He was on top of her with the vehicle. And I started screaming at him. He backed up, he literally backed up and hit her again and he went to take off because he heard us screaming at him,” said Shane Green, who had been outside barbecuing. “He hit his brakes and was spinning his tires on top of that little girl.”
When police arrived on the scene, they found the girl on the side of the road. …
PAYSON, UT – Police have few clues regarding the death of Nathan Tyler Haun, the 17-year-old found dead in the middle of the road after a fight at a party.
Haun’s body was found by a motorist around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, lying in the middle of Arrowhead Trail between Salem and Payson. An autopsy would later reveal Haun died as a result of being hit by a car.
“There was a significant amount of trauma that was very extensive from head to toe,” Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Department said. “There was no chance of survival.”
Haun was last seen at a house party Friday night, but the group of teens are keeping their mouths shut and their parents have already hired attorneys. Investigators believe these teens know what lead to Hauns death, but are trying to stay out of trouble, possibly because of underage drinking.
“They’re not only not cooperating with us, they’re being very uncooperative, so what we’re really not getting the detail we need from the people we think know what happened,” said Cannon.…
Dallas, TX – Two 14-year-olds have been arrested in connection to the murder of 61-year-old Sam Morris, a disabled man who was pushed into the path of a hit-and-run driver.
Detectives told Sam’s brother that Sam was attacked Saturday night by a group of teens as he walked home from a convenience store. The 61-year-old had diabetes and a limp, making an easy target for the teens who tried to rob him.
Sam tried fighting back by swinging his grocery bag at his attackers but got hit in the head and then killed by a hit-and-run driver after the teens pushed him into the street. Police found Sam unconscious in the road, but he died of his injuries on the way to hospital.
Police say they have arrested two 14-year-olds and are still looking for a 13-year-old and another 14-year-old. People who live in the are say the neighborhood is usually safe, but that teens roaming the streets at night have become a problem. Sam’s brother said the teens regularly harass the elderly in the neighborhood.…
According to police, a 51-year-old man had been walking mid-block in the curb lane when Kristen Suggs plowed into him. Suggs then apparently fled the scene and called 911 to report that an “unknown suspect” threw an “unknown object” at her car, causing extensive damage.
By that time, medical personnel had responded to the scene of the “accident” and pronounced the man dead. His name has not yet been released.
When officers arrived to take Suggs’ report on the damage to her vehicle, they determined the damage was consistent with a recent vehicle/pedestrian collision, and she was placed under arrest.
Suggs was booked into jail and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Police have reason to believe she was intoxicated at the time of the collision and DUI charges are pending.
I see a meme in this woman’s future.…
KANSAS CITY, KS – On the same night five women burned to death inside a limo while celebrating a bachelorette party in California, Jamie Frecks died after falling out of a party bus while celebrating a bachelorette party in Kansas.
Frecks and 15 girlfriends were riding in the Midnight Express Party Bus when Frecks somehow fell out the emergency door and landed on I-35. Three vehicles then hit Fecks, two of which drove away from the scene. The 26-year-old, who just gave birth to her daughter six weeks ago, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the second car that struck Frecks said there just wasn’t enough time to avoid hitting Frecks’ body. Highway patrol are investigating how the vehicle’s emergency door opened, and are also looking for the drivers of the two vehicles that hit Frecks but drove off. If you have any information about the two drivers who left, call them or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Frecks’ friends and family are holding a fundraiser on Wednesday in Loose Park.…
Mahmoud Arabi was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver as he crossed an Orlando intersection early Monday morning. Arabi was from Australia and taking part in the Disney exchange program, a program that allows young students from around the world to get on-the-job experience at Disney theme parks.
“The victim was crossing with two other people and unfortunately they were crossing against the light,” said Sergeant Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Arabi was wearing his Disney uniform when he was struck by the car and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but died on Wednesday shortly after his mother arrived from Australia.
Knowing my luck, had I been the one that got hit, I would’ve died in Florida dressed as fucking Goofy.
Even though it wasn’t necessarily the driver’s fault, and the driver had the green light at the time of impact, they chose to flee the scene after the accident.…
Milwaukee, WI — Police have arrested a 13-year-old girl who they say was behind the wheel of the stolen car that struck and killed a bicyclist earlier this month. If you are to believe some of the witness statements, this girl joins the gang of the more callous, apathetic juveniles we have featured on this site in the past.
The girl had been out with friends stealing cars throughout the night when, at around 6:35 a.m, she and another girl where in a stolen Dodge Neon drag racing with two males in a stolen Chrysler minivan. The girl ended up hitting and killing 57-year-old Ronald Forbes, who had been riding his bicycle to work as he did every day.
Witnesses say that after the crash, the two girls got of the Neon and jumped into the minivan with the two boys before fleeing the scene. Using fingerprints obtained from the Neon and the minivan later found abandoned, they were able to track down the 13-year-old driver who hit Forbes. She was with other girls in yet another stolen car.…
HESPERIA, CA — A man in California died in a car crash shortly after running over his wife.
Police say 34-year-old Kenneth Amaya Jr. and his wife were arguing outside of their GMC Yukon after pulling over to the side of the road. Moments later, Amaya jumped back into the SUV and drove away, running over his wife in the process.
She was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition with extensive injuries but was able to tell police who had run her over. Police believed Amaya had attempted to kill his wife and immediately began searching for him.
They didn’t have to search for too long, and he didn’t put up much of a fight, as he was found dead off of Interstate 15.
The California Highway Patrol says Amaya was speeding down the interstate when he lost control of the vehicle. He veered to the right and crashed into a metal guardrail. Amaya was not wearing a seat belt so his passenger, Karma, had no problems booting his ass out of the SUV as it continued through the barrier and went rolling down a steep embankment.…