Two people were seriously injured and four dogs were killed in a hit-and-run collision with a motorist late Monday evening at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Engle Road in Carmichael, California Highway Patrol officers confirmed.
At about 10 p.m., Gemily West, 23, of Carmichael and Harison Long-Randall, 21, of Grass Valley were walking dogs in the crosswalk on Garfield when a motorist in a metallic light brown 1986 or 1987 Nissan Maxima, driving southbound struck a stop sign pole and then the group, said CHP Sgt. Lori Hanson.
Long-Randall and West were transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center, according to the CHP. Long-Randall sustained a broken leg and major abdominal trauma and was in critical condition, Hanson said.
West sustained major injuries including a broken leg and abrasions to her back and abdominal area.
The dogs, which were medium- to large-sized, were killed on impact, Hanson said.
The CHP is investigating the case. Anyone with information on the motorist is asked to call (916) 338-6710 or 861-1300.
Based on the physical evidence collected at the scene, the suspect vehicle will have sustained moderate left front end damage consisting of a missing driver’s
side mirror and damaged left side running lights and turn signal lens, according to the CHP. The driver fled the scene of the collision in the suspect vehicle.
"We all make mistakes, you know, you get scared and maybe you run off," Taylor West, Gemily's brother, told News 10. "But it's time to do the right thing and it's time to be held accountable."