Loss of a loved one or experiencing a serious injury is never easy but the callous circumstances of a hit-and-run can make matters even worse. Learning that someone has hit and killed or seriously injured your loved one and left them alone on the road is devastating news. In disbelief, the first question that comes to mind is "what kind of person would do this?". The sad news is, it's not an uncommon occurrence. On average, hit-and-run drivers kills 6 people each day in the U.S. The numbers of hit-and-run fatalities are trending upwards, and California is leading the way.
Stop HARD is committed to raising awareness about this heartbreaking crime and providing support to hit-and-run victims and their families. We'd like to hear from you!
Joshua Casillas is a 7-year-old hit-and-run survivor who was severely injured and had to undergo a leg amputation, after being hit on May 15, 2018.
19 year old Christopher Frushon was killed by a hit-and-run driver just a few weeks before his high school graduation in Compton.
22-year-old Frederick “Woon” Frazier was left to die in the street in a hit-and-run on April 10
Christopher Bunag, 42, was killed by a hit-and-run driver while cycling in Crockett, July of 2018.
Officer Elia Lewin-Tankel, a hit-and-run survivor suffered traumatic brain injury after being hit by a suspect he was pursuing in October of 2017.
Debra Bozeman, hit-and-run survivor Antioch
Nicole Stanton, 29, was killed by a hit-and-run just days before Christmas 2018 while vacationing with her family in San Jose.
Irene Arellano, a beloved grandmother, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Modesto just a few weeks before her 60th birthday (12/31/18).
Darnell Parker Sr. 59 year old Compton hit-and-run victim was a father of nine and a grandfather of five.
19 year old Andy Olivera was killed by a hit-and-run driver while training for a marathon in Los Angeles on November 15, 2018.
Matiana "Maty" Jimenez, a 70 year old grandmother was killed by a hit-and-run driver on December 11, 2018.
Elias Sanchez, of Long Beach, was trying to cross the street at the intersection of South Street at Paramount Boulevard in a marked crosswalk with the green pedestrian signal.
Sharon DeLamore, 70, was killed by a hit-and-run driver January 6, 2018 in Benicia
Carlos is a 14 year old who survived a horrendous hit-and-run in Oakland.
Killed by a hit-and-run driver 7.6.18
Lori was a Vallejo mother killed in hit-and-run January 2018
Killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding his motorcycle on July 10, 2018 in the Diamond Bar area of California
Engage couple James Bellissimo and Ariane Turek killed by a hit-and-run driver 4.27.18
Maribel was 8 months pregnant when she was run down by a hit-and-run driver. Her unborn baby was also killed.
Killed by a hit-and-run driver after leaving her birthday celebration. Crystal was only 26
Ana Tica, 33, a mother of 2, killed by a hit-and-run driver in December 2018.
Michael Watkins was a 35 year old husband and father, killed by a hit-and-run driver in October of 2018.
The brothers were killed in a Concord hit-and-run in July of 2017.
Christina Garcia (57) killed by a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles, January 2019.
Ayres Buffin, 18, killed by a hit-and-run driver in Vallejo, March 2018.
Celsa Anaya, 58 year old grandmother. Orange County hit-and-run victim
Killed by a hit-and-run driver in Watts
Killed by a hit-and-run driver January 19, 2019 in Sacrameto
Ricky, a father of four, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Fairfield, Ca. January 2019