A 20-year-old male Cal Poly student was struck on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey streets at 2:03 a.m. Sunday by a truck that fled the scene at a high rate of speed, San Luis Obispo police said.
The victim, biology senior Jesse Adam Godsey, suffered moderate head injuries and was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center when medical personnel arrived on the scene.
Godsey was walking home with his roommate from a party when he was hit.
“I suffered a concussion along with a black eye and jacked knee,” Godsey said.
He has no recollection of the incident, and only remembers waking in the hospital confused.
“I had no idea what happened, my roommate had to tell me,” Godsey said.
The driver allegedly turned left from Monterey Street to Santa Rosa Street without his headlights on.
Witnesses along with Godsey’s roommate described the vehicle as a Toyota Tundra being silver or gray in color.
Godsey will have to wait a week before he attends classes again because the concussion will interfere with his studying, doctors say.
“I’m heartbroken,” Godsey said sarcastically.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department still has no leads on the driver. Anyone with possible information on this case is encouraged to call the police department at (805) 781-7317 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.