According to the Mercury News, the driver initially drove away. Another motorist followed her to a local Peet’s Coffee shop, and the driver’s father took her back to the scene of the collision.
It’s disturbing that this driver’s first instinct after hitting the cyclist was apparently to run. Props to Dad for doing the right thing. Because she returned quickly, she likely avoids a felony hit and run charge. Props also to the motorist who followed tge suspect as she ran.
We don’t know what distracted the driver, but I have my suspicions. Let’s hope the police collected the suspect’s phone as evidence. Please don’t text and drive, kids.
H/T Shiva Sharma for this sad news.