RAMONA, Calif. — A 53-year-old woman suffered serious injuries on Wednesday morning when her bicycle was struck from behind by a hit-and-run driver near a Ramona intersection.
The crash happened around 6:15 a.m. near the intersection of state Route 67 and Dye Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Garrow said.
The woman who has been identified as Michelle Scott was peddling northbound on the right shoulder of SR-67 when an SUV drifted to the right and struck Scott, who was ejected from her bike onto the roadway.
The driver continue northbound in the SUV, described as a 2019 Ford Edge with California license plate 8KPJ239. Police say the vehicle was last seen heading southbound on San Vicente Road near Hanson Lane. It was determined that the car was stolen which has caused the investigation to be much more difficult.
Scott was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for treatment of major injuries.
Anyone with information regarding the crash, the location of the vehicle or its driver was asked to call the El Cajon CHP office at 619-401- 2000.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with Michelle Scott's medical costs.