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UPDATE: Michelle Scott Injured In Ramona Car Accident While Riding Bicycle On State Route 67 By Dye Road

Oct 5, 2019

Michelle Scott Ramona: Michelle Scott Injured In Ramona Car Accident While Riding Bicycle On State Route 67 By Dye Road

ROMONA, CALIFORNIA (October 5, 2019) – A woman identified as Michelle Scott was injured in a hit-and-run car accident while riding bicycle on State Route 67 North of Dye Road. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the black Ford Edge that hit the victim had stolen license plates. Michelle Scott was seriously injured after being knocked off of her bicycle. 

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help her. Michelle Scott is a longtime employee of Power Plus in Escondido. Steven Bray is the CEO of Power Plus and described  Michelle Scott as an exceptional person with an amazing work ethic. 

“She has always been very faithful to her job and very hard working and she’s got like an unbelievable work ethic,” Bray told NBC News. He is asking for the driver to turn themself in. 

 Michelle Scott  remains at the Palomar Medical Center and is fighting for her life. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Bicycle Accidents

It is a felony to flee the scene of a car accident that causes bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.” Pedestrian accidents tend to happen when drivers are:

  • Distracted 
  • Intoxicated
  • Fatigued 
  • Speeding

Liability for a pedestrian accident may extend beyond the driver. Depending on the facts of any case a city may face civil liability for a pedestrian accident. For a city may be liable for a pedestrian accident if it was caused by a defect in the roadway. Poorly delineated lane markings or a lack of adequate signs can be a real problem that put cyclists in peril. 

Any person that is injured in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a bodily injury claim can help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A bicycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are. There are, however, statute of limitations for filing a civil claim, so it is important to act quickly. 

Getting Help After a Ramona Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Michelle Scott and her family as she continues to recover. The driver that hit the victim should do the right thing and turn them-self in. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol as they continue their investigation. 

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a bicycle accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights including Prop 213. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that their rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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