2005_05_hitandrunque.jpgThere's a heartbreaking article about Franklin Chimbo dealing with arranging funerals for his wife and 3 year old son, who were killed on Monday by a hit-and-run driver. Chibo's wife, Carman Lata, their son Alex, and her brother were brossing Northern Boulevard at 102nd Street in Queens to buy a Metrocard when a van hit Lata and Alex, dragging Lata along. Lata was pronounced dead at the hospital, while Alex died after complications from his collapsed lung, broken bones, and punctured liver. The police are still looking for the driver of a green van with gold stripes and gold rims; the van apparently didn't have its lights on. Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-577-TIPS, the Crime Stoppers Hotline.

The driver of Sunday's hit-and-run which resulted in a young woman's leg being amputated turned herself in. Donna Dashosh had been driving while intoxicated when her white Jaguar backed up into Adriana Melnichenko on Sheepshead Bay Road. Dashosh's father told reporters that she had been scared and did the right thing by turning herself in, but Gothamist would like to go one further by saying she shouldn't have been driving drunk period.

And there was a hit-and-run outside the Flatiron building on Fifth Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets that killed a man in his 20s at around 3:30AM this morning. Hearing stories like these really infuriates us. We know accidents can happen, but driving drunk, driving without headlights, being careless and arrogant - it's just so unneccessary.