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?