Hit and Run Causes Major Injuries in Isla Vista

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Source: California Highway Patrol

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at approximately 1:58 pm the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a call of a hit and run traffic collision with major injuries, in the area of Pardall at Embarcadero Del Mar.  Mr. Shelby was riding his bicycle on Pardall traveling west coming up to the intersection of Embarcadero Del Mar.  A driver of a dark color sedan was traveling northbound on Embarcadero Del Mar south of Pardall.  The driver of the vehicle drove through the intersection not yielding the right away to Mr. Shelby.  Mr. Shelby had to apply a hard breaking application and fell off his bicycle breaking his femur.  The suspect parked his vehicle and checked on Mr. Shelby, eventually fleeing the scene traveling northbound on Embarcadero Del Mar in his vehicle.  Mr. Shelby was transported to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (GVCH) for major injuries

The suspect vehicle is described as a Dark Color Sedan.  The suspect is described as a black male wearing a white shirt.  There is no collision damage on the suspect vehicle as this was a non contact 20001(a) VC (Felony Hit and Run).  If anyone witnessed the event please call (805) 967-1234 or (805) 477-4174 public dispatch after 5:00 pm.  Please direct all inquiries to Officer Kessinger.  The public’s help is needed in finding the suspect!

Please refer to the attached picture.  The suspect vehicle is located on the right side of the screenshot.

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MountainMan4865 Jun 30, 2017 05:35 PM
Hit and Run Causes Major Injuries in Isla Vista

I just looked at an aerial view of that intersection (google maps) - stopped driving IV years ago because of bicyclist shooting out in front of me left and right. Can someone who is familiar with the area... are the stop signs on Embarcadero really as far back (10' +) from the actual corner? If so, that's totally ridiculous. As it looks, one would have to stop, then slowly creep into the intersection in order to check for cross traffic - cars, cyclists, or otherwise.

a-1553633337 Jun 30, 2017 05:24 PM
Hit and Run Causes Major Injuries in Isla Vista

So he didn't hit the guy and he did stop and check on the bicyclist, yet now he is wanted for a felony? That intersection is a nightmare, if you are crossing over Pardall you have to slide through at any window you got, no matter how small it is. Considering the reckless and inconsiderate behavior of bicyclists in IV, I would not be surprised if that biker rode right in front of the car. Before you accuse me of having a bias because I am the driver that is happy to hit a bicyclist if I have the right of way, I am also the bicyclist that acts like I own the road.

Bug Girl Jun 30, 2017 03:08 PM
Hit and Run Causes Major Injuries in Isla Vista

I hope the bicyclist heals fast and has good insurance! Although the driver was at fault it's always a good reminder that if you're not in a cage, your own safety is your own priority, and never assume that a car is going to stop, because all too often they don't.

420722 Jun 29, 2017 11:21 PM
Hit and Run Causes Major Injuries in Isla Vista

How is the car at fault if he didn't actually hit him? He even checked on him and he is still wanted...hmm. Is there proof that car intentionally did what the biker said or is it a he said she said type case? The picture does not provide any evidence.

a-1553633337 Jun 29, 2017 07:20 PM
Hit and Run Causes Major Injuries in Isla Vista

I'm really struggling with this. I stopped going anywhere near IV over 10 years ago for this very reason. Bikes screaming through intersections, not bothering to check for cross traffic... invincible. I know the injury was severe, I know the driver left the scene - after "checking" on the cyclist... The car and the cyclist never made contact, yet the driver is completely at fault... Yah, having a hard time with this.

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