REDWOOD CITY -- A 23-year-old woman was convicted of striking two children in a 2012 hit-and-run and leaving them with head injuries in the middle of a Millbrae street.

Ashika Priya Gosai, of Redwood City, was found guilty Thursday for her role in the Aug. 7 crash that left an 11-year-old boy in a coma and a 16-year-old girl with head trauma, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. While both children since have recovered, they continue to require therapy for the traumatic brain injuries they received in the crash.

The children reportedly were running across El Camino Real at the intersection of Hillcrest Boulevard in Millbrae when they were hit by Gosai as she traveled north, Wagstaffe said. While investigators determined the kids ran out in front of Gosai, who had a green light and was driving below the speed limit, the woman did not stop despite sending them both flying through the air.

A paramedic in the next lane stopped to help the kids while another motorist followed Gosai as she fled, Wagstaffe said. The woman stopped at her cousin's house a mile later, and was confronted by the motorist for leaving the injured children.

Gosai reportedly drove back to the scene and told investigators she knew she had hit them but panicked, Wagstaffe said. After six days of trial, the jury found her guilty on both counts of felony hit-and-run resulting in injury.

Gosai's defense attorney did not immediately return calls for comment.

Gosai will return to court May 28 to receive her sentence, Wagstaffe said. She remains out of custody on her own recognizance, on the condition that she can't drive a car.


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