Over the summer I was out riding and I came across a chaotic scene in Torrance. A pedestrian had been hit by a car and was in the road badly injured. Witnesses said the driver slowed down after the colision and then just drove away north bound on PCH.
I could hear many police sirens ahead so I biked up the road about 2 miles where police had finally gotten the motorist to stop. It was an elderly woman driver. She claimed she didnt know she hit anyone. The police never had her handcuffed. Police treated her very very very kindly, not like anything I have seen before and not like they would normally treat someone who just did a felony hit and run.
After about 20 minutes they towed her car but let her go.
I called the police many times to get updates and criminal charges and they wont give me any details but she hasnt been arrested and its 5 months later.
The victim apparently suffered critical injuries.