A woman sustained a head injury after hitting two vehicles on a road near San Francisco as she was rushing to seek treatment for ‘a medical emergency’.
A driver took a video of the woman who rear-ended a car, kept driving with her airbags deployed, and then rear ended another car in Pleasant Hill, California.
Alan Wang was driving on August 26 when he noticed a woman driving an Acura with the airbags deployed.
He realized that the woman had rear-ended an Audi and kept driving, so he decided to turn on his camera to capture the event.
Alan Wang noticed a woman driving an Acura with the airbags deployed and realized that she had just rear-ended an Audi, so he decided to turn on his camera to capture the event
The Audi pursues the Acura despite the fact that its rear bumper is dragging on the ground
The Acura continues on the road in Pleasant Hill until it reaches a red light and crashes into the side of a green van, almost knocking it over
The Acura comes to a stop on the curb next to a traffic light after hitting the van
Wang gets out to check on the woman who has her head against the wheel
The driver of the Audi, Ira Schaffer, followed the woman despite the fact that his bumper was dragging on the ground.
Wang pulls up next to Schaffer who says ‘She just rear-ended me.’
The two follow the Acura to a red light where it slams into the driver’s door of a green van, almost knocking it over.
‘She almost hit oncoming traffic on Pleasant Hill Road a couple times, and then I just watched her in slow motion as she went through a red light and broadsided the van,’ Schaffer told KPIX 5.
The Acura drives a few more feet before stopping on the curb in front of a traffic light post.
Both Schaffer and Wang pull over and get out of their cars to check on the woman who is sitting with her head against the wheel while they wait for an ambulance.
Ira Schaffer, pictured, was on the phone with the police the entire time he pursued the woman
The woman is very dazed and asks what is going on. She appears to have a dislodged hearing aid. Wang asks her why she kept driving when she hit Schaffer and she denies it
The woman has a visible head wound and was treated in the hospital. Police said that she was suffering from an ‘undisclosed medical emergency’ and are investigating the event
The driver of the green van is trapped in the car because the door is smashed
When she sits up, she asks what is going on and appears to be very out-of-it.
‘She must be on something,’ Wang says.
Wang asks her, ‘Why did you keep driving, after you hit this man from behind?’
She looks very confused and says: ‘I did stop after I hit him.’
She has a visible swollen head injury.
Police discourage people from trailing hit-and-run drivers, but said Schaffer did the right thing by calling law enforcement right away.
Police said the woman is being treated at a hospital, and that this is not a case of driving under the influence. They say she had an ‘undisclosed medical emergency’.
Officers said they’re collecting evidence in a criminal hit and run investigation, and the district attorney’s office will decide whether or not to press charges.