A car crash in New York City in 2016 killed two people, including a woman in her 70s, and injured six others.
The car, which was hit by a tractor-trailer, struck a pedestrian on a Manhattan street, injuring her neck.
As the pedestrian lay dying, the driver sped away.
But it was too late.
The driver had killed her and injured several others before the police arrived, according to the New York Times.
There were no witnesses, but the driver’s brother told the Times that he suspected he was responsible for the crash.
“We’re going to be here to find out who did it,” he told the newspaper.
In 2018, an SUV hit and killed a pedestrian in New Orleans, leaving a man in critical condition.
Then there was the case of a woman who died after she was struck by a car while crossing the street in a Florida park in February.
And in the fall of 2017, a driver struck and killed an 11-year-old boy in an Arizona park before being stopped by a police officer.
These incidents have prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to establish a nationwide initiative called Safe Streets.
According to the program’s website, the goal of Safe Streets is to prevent car crashes by making it more difficult for people to get behind the wheel.
This year, it’s also focused on “road-rage” incidents, which involve drivers racing through a street without stopping.