Wouldn’t it be nice if media followed up on hit and runs?

It’s sad to say it, but I feel like a read a story very similar to the following every couple of weeks.

A man in a wheelchair was killed after he was struck by two vehicles while crossing Blackstone Avenue in his wheelchair Saturday evening, Fresno police Lt. Anthony Martinez said.

The man was crossing the street when he was struck by one vehicle that witnesses described as a compact car, Martinez said.

He was thrown from his wheelchair and was hit a second time by another vehicle that witnesses described as a tan-colored SUV, possibly a Chevy Tahoe.

Both drivers left the scene, Martinez said.

Fresno Bee

How can two people hit a man in a wheelchair and then flee? It’s disgusting. But I doubt we will ever read about the police investigation, and if anyone is ever caught, tried and sentenced.

There’s just never any follow up with crimes like this. Possibly because it’s too common? It seems like at least one pedestrian is killed every week in Fresno, and yet no one seems to care.