San Luis Obispo woman arrested for felony hit and run

October 7, 2020


CHP officers arrested a 49-year-old San Luis Obispo woman on Tuesday who allegedly crashed into a bicyclist in Los Osos and then fled the scene.

Shortly before 11 a.m., Erin Aversano drove into the bicycle lane and sideswiped Robert Conlen, 66, of Los Osos as he rode his bike on Los Osos Valley Road Road near Sombrero Drive. Conlen suffered a severe leg fracture.

Aversano fled the scene in a 2020 Hyundai Elantra. Officers later apprehended Aversano at another injury accident in the area of Santa Rosa Street and Highland Drive in SLO.

Police arrested Aversano for driving under the influence of drugs and hit and run and booked her into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

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Very sad what this family has endured. I got to know the Aversano’s quite somewhat over the last four years. I was involved in that tragic investigation four years ago. Just hoping and praying for them.

So a free pass on the destruction of another family(ies)? Let’s clarify who the victims were in this incident. A teenager of poor parenting trespassing and falling from a radio tower high on drugs does not offset the damage done to a good man, husband, father, and respected member of the community.

After watching numerous vehicles swerve into and out of the bike lanes on LOVR, Hwy 1 and South Bay Blvd, I wonder about the sanity of having bike lanes on those roads…

Erin Aversano’s teenage son died after accidentally falling from the Cal Poly radio tower four years ago. As I recall, he’d graduated from SLO High, was attending Cuesta, and was well-liked. The story impacted me at the time because I have a son the same age. It appears she’s struggling with substance issues now. Hopefully, she gets the help she needs.

I’m very grateful the bicyclist survived and hope he has a speedy recovery. There have been too many scary bike accidents in the SLO area.

What a Horrible thing to endure. (And goes without saying, no excuse to dui.) But I will for sure add her to my prayer list. Along with the guy she hit!

Sad for all involved. This woman is definitely having a hard time. Her facebook post from a few months ago reads “Please pray for me. I’m so. Lost. I’m married to the devil I just had to found out the painful way. ” :(

How do you fall accidentally from something you trespassed onto and illegally climbed?

Your comment makes no sense. An accident is something that happened unintentionally. So everyone who illegally climbs something, intends to fall to their death from it? I don’t recall Philippe Petit doing a swan dive off his tightrope after he trespassed and illegally walked across it between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.