SEATTLE, Wash. – Video from a GoPro camera attached to a cyclist’s helmet is causing a stir on social media.
After the collision, the driver of the SUV took off.
Fortunately, Volpe wasn’t severely injured, only suffering a few scrapes and a sprained thumb.
The 18-year-old driver called 911 after the crash, saying he was scared and was on his way to deliver a pizza.
Dispatcher: “Did you talk to the bicyclist?”
Driver: “No, I didn’t. I got scared and I left the scene. And I went back to the scene about like 10 minutes later, 20 minutes later, ’cause I was on a delivery. After I delivered my pizzas, no one was at the scene. So I went back to Zeek’s Pizza and I told my manager what happened. He said he was going to call the call center plus file a report. He said something and told me to go home.”
Driver: “What do I need to do? Is the person okay? Because I think they already reported it.”
Dispatcher: “Yeah, looks like we did get a call from the cyclist about a hit-and-run.”
Seattle police say the bike had the right of way. If the driver had stayed at the scene, he would have been cited for failure to yield.
However, they say he made it worse by leaving the scene, turning the accident into a hit-and-run.
So far, no charges have been filed.