Two “missing” 2015 hit-and-run fatalities

I found these two only because they appear in asdm data for 2015. I find nothing googling. Given the paucity of data and the profusion of UNKNOWNs these two appear to simply have the hit-and-run flag mis-coded?? These both have absolutely no location information, i.e. no streets, and no Lat/long.

It’s hard to understand how the data can be so shabby. There were a couple of these missing hit and run’s last year, too (two or three, depending on how you count; for more info, search on the tag missing-hit-and-run). That would mean that “official” counts of hit and run fatalities may be significantly undercounted because of poor reporting practices.

In 2015, according to the official ASDM statistics,  only 3 (of 28 = 11%) fatal bicyclist incidents were hit-and-run; if two are in fact missing the percentage would actually be 18%

As time went on, FARS released 2015 with PBCAT crash typing, and these two are in fact listed as “unknown” — i.e. they are consistent with the asdm coding — which means the FARS anaylst read the crash report, such as it is, and (also) decided there was no way they could figure out what was going on.

Pinal County 3/11/2015 Incident

  • Location: No Data
  • Officer / Extended NCIC: Gila River Reservation (Pinal) / Pinal County S.O.
  • Victim: 64/M. Tested negative for drugs and alcohol
  • Driver: 114/Unspecified gender
  • Vehicle: Unknown Make and bodystyle
  • Hit and Run : No
  • Unit Action / Direction / etc (both units): UNKNOWN

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Maricopa County 7/10/2015 Incident

  • Location: No Data
  • Officer & Extended NCIC: Maricopa County S.O.
  • Victim: 45/M
  • Driver: 114/Unspecified gender
  • Vehicle: Unknown Make and bodystyle
  • Hit and Run: No
  • Unit Action / Direction / etc (both units): UNKNOWN

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