Driving away from a hit-and-run — even one that doesn't end in injury or worse — is probably one of the worst moral decisions you can make. That's why it's so disturbing when a person defined by their devotion to a rigorous moral code does something so awful. A person like a Bishop.

The Bishop in question in the very first female Episcopal Bishop of Maryland, Heather Cook. Cook is the bishop suffragan, which is equivalent to the second-in-command of the Diocese. Cook struck a cyclist, on a road with set bike lanes in Baltimore, in her Subaru wagon and then left the scene. The 41-year old cyclist died from the collision.

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The bishop did return to the scene 20 minutes later, according to church representatives. In an NBC news article, they quote from an email from the church:

"Several news agencies have reported this as a 'hit and run.' Bishop Cook did leave the scene initially, but returned after about 20 minutes to take responsibility for her actions."

So, I guess a 20-minute delay on doing the right thing is better than nothing.