Police: Stockton Driver Runs Over Woman, Pulls Her Out and Drives Away

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STOCKTON—

‘X’ marks the spot where this tragic accident took place.

“She was a very nice lady,” said Joaquin Carroasco, a neighbor.

A 59-year-old woman was struck by a minivan and is still in the hospital, struggling to stay alive.

“I know she believed in God. She didn’t bother anybody. She didn’t hurt nobody. So God will take care of her,” Carroasco said.

Police say last night’s case is very troubling because after the driver in a minivan stopped, it wasn’t to help the woman she had hit.

“She looked underneath the van, saw that the victim was actually underneath the van, trapped. So this driver goes down, pulls the victim out, lays her in the street with very serious injuries and drives away,” said Officer Joe Silva with Stockton Police.

“This area, we have a lot of young cats come around here, doing wheelies, doughnuts and stuff like that. So this area right here is pretty notorious for people speeding by,” said Robert Gonzales, another resident of the area.

But speeding and hitting someone are two very different things.

Felicia Marie Atad was soon arrested a couple hours later as the suspected driver. She was booked for drunken driving and hit-and-run.

Police are giving credit to witnesses who provided them with the description of suspect and the suspect’s vehicle.

 

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