A Marysville woman has been arrested in a hit-and-run collision that left a 19-year-old bicyclist seriously injured last week.
Heather Marie Phillips was booked into Yuba County jail on suspicion of hit and run causing injury, probation violation, driving on a suspended license and filing a false police report, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.
The collision occurred about 5:30 p.m. Thursday as Tyler Anthony Rose was riding his bicycle southbound on the right shoulder of Simpson Lane north of Babbington Road near Marysville. A southbound vehicle veered onto the shoulder and struck Rose and his bicycle from behind, the news release said.
Rose was thrown from his bicycle onto the hood and windshield of the vehicle, then tumbled over the roof and onto the ground. His bicycle was crushed underneath the car and dragged for several hundred feet, according to the CHP. Rose suffered major injuries, including head trauma, and was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville.
The driver fled and abandoned the vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, in an orchard in the area of Simpson Lane and Simpson Dantoni Road, about a half-mile from the collision site.
CHP officers followed up on leads that evening and identified Phillips as the probable suspect. About 10:30 p.m., Phillips called a law enforcement agency to report that the Malibu had been stolen and denied that she was involved in the collision, according to the CHP.
Officers continued the investigation the following day and were able to confirm that Phillips was driving the Malibu at the time of the collision. When confronted with the evidence, Phillips confessed to the hit and run, the news release said.