Rodriguez was traveling with his 4-year-old child in the left rear seat in a child seat. Neither the man or his child were injured in the crash and authorities don’t suspect alcohol or drugs were involved in any way.
Velez, 36, pulled his Nissan Altima to the shoulder and, lacking a working cellphone, knocked on the door of a nearby home where he asked someone inside to call 911. He went back to his car, pulled his daughter out and waited.
“I didn’t want that image in my head,” he said of not checking on the woman, claiming he didn’t know who or what he hit.