that’s a big dog

Vanessa Carillo, 21, of Patterson, was driving a 1999 Toyota west on Fulkerth at approximately 55 mph when she apparently struck the man’s bicycle from behind, Pimentel reported.

Carillo continued driving. About an hour later, she called 9-1-1 to report she thought she hit a dog.

Upon further questioning, she told officers she might have collided with a person. The CHP said Carillo admitted stopping in the middle of the road, looking through her rear view mirror and seeing a body on the ground.

I feel bad for Vanessa; her life will never be the same. But if she stops and provides assistance to the man she hit, if she calls 911 right away, does that increase the likelihood that he lives?

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  1. #1 by LuLu on September 12, 2010 - 6:34 pm

    I personnally knew the young man who was killed on Sep.1, by Ms.Carillo, the hit and run driver. Pat was training for the Iron Man Triatholon after finishing a day at work, employed by Ryan & Co. I address the individual Micheal— pose the question WHAT IF HE WAS YOUR SON??? He was a wonderful guy, responsible, successful, considerate, athletic man who loved his family & friends. Not just some *27 year old Sacramento man* but a great guy with his whole life ahead of him. GIVE me a break—who leaves a human being in the road-KNOWINGLY driving off with the vision of his body in your rear view mirror—- after you know YOU were responsible for hitting him? I can forgive texting and the fact accidents happen-BUT TO DRIVE OFF–TELLING NO ONE for an HOUR–then LIE to 911–( who calls 911 if they hit a dog??)–then LIE AGAIN TO the POLICE?? She cared ONLY about the consequences SHE might face. She didn't know the extent of his injuries! How about calling 911 to report a body in the road ANONYMOUSLY??? How about enough humanity to care enough to stop & comfort him in his last moments on earth!!! Yes, Michael, please tell me -WHAT IF THIS HAD BEEN your SON, BROTHER, NEPHEW, COUSIN, BOYFRIEND, FRIEND, PAL or Co-WORKER–TELL US HOW WE SHOULD FEEL!!! Do you think calling 911 would have increased his chances of living another day??? I guess that is a question Ms. Carillo will have to live with forever.

  2. #2 by michael on September 12, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    Hey, LuLu, I think you missed the tone of my comment. I feel bad for the girl because of this life altering event but I can't forgive her for not stopping.

  3. #3 by LuLu on September 15, 2010 - 1:20 am

    Thanks. This event has been a tragedy Pat's folks, brothers, family and MANY friends are trying to work through. I may have been abit defensive..my apologies. Lu Mohatt

  4. #4 by michael on September 15, 2010 - 2:50 am

    Lulu, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Thank you for commenting here and pass our condolences on to Pat's family.

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