$25,000 REWARD OFFERED TO FIND HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER WHO CRITICALLY INJURED BICYCLIST MICHELLE SCOTT, RAMONA CERT TEAM MEMBER

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Fundraiser launched to help pay victim’s medical bills

By Miriam Raftery

Photo via ECM news partner 10 News

October 6, 2019 (Ramona) — A $25,000 reward is being offered anonymously for information leading to arrest of the driver of a black Ford Edge SUV with stolen license plates, NBC 7 reports. The vehicle struck and critically injured Ramona bicyclist Michelle Scott last Wednesday morning on State Route 67 north of Dye Road.  

Scott suffered a serious head injury and remains hospitalized, the Ramona Sentinel reports.

The SUV with license 8KPJ239 was spotted fleeing the scene with the bicycle embedded in its grillwork.  CHP determined that the suspect vehicle’s plates had been stolen from a rental vehicle at the San Diego International Airport. 

A volunteer in Ramona’s Community Emergency Response Team  (CERT) along with her husband, Don, Scott has helped area residents evacuate during emergencies and helped cover costs of repairs to people in need, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help pay her medical bills.  

She is also well-known through her work organizing the Power Plus Olympics for Power Plus in Escondido.

Bystanders including a nurse stopped to render aid to Scott after the accident, 10 News reports.

Anyone with information that could help identify the driver of the Ford Edge should call CHP's El Cajon office at 619-401-2000.