Cyclist seeks justice, while motorist seeks alibi
After treatment in hospital and being released, the cyclist searched for the offending motorist... and found the car in a nearby neighborhood... he called police but was told that without witnesses, there can be no arrest.
A cyclist hit by a car and left on the road says he will not stop searching until he finds out who was behind the wheel of the car.
"I remember my legs over my head and being flipped in the air," said Robert Demaio.
At about 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, Demaio says he was biking on the right edge of road, going south on Aldine Drive, when witnesses say a car behind him swerved into him.
The owner of the car is denying driving it, and his room mates also deny driving it... the owner files a stolen car report 8 days later. (cute, eh)
Parked on driveway was a Subaru with front-end damage and a cracked windshield.
He called San Diego police. An officer came and impounded the car.
"He informed me he found rubber from my front wheel and human skin on the vehicle," said Demaio. "I was told a piece that fell off the bumper also matched the car."
Demaio said the car owner says he was out of town during the accident and the two roommates with access to the keys both denied driving it that morning.
A San Diego police spokesperson told 10News that since no witnesses saw the driver, the investigation is at a standstill.
So, uh, the car just went out and hit a cyclist all by itself, eh... then came back and parked itself in the owners driveway... all by itself... and nobody knows what happened... riiiiiiiiight.
...filed a stolen vehicle report eight days after the incident, even though the car was back in the driveway the day after.
"He filed the stolen vehicle to avoid responsibility for the accident … We are going to take this case to find out who is responsible, so they can be held accountable...