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Bicyclist airlifted after being hurt in hit-and-run crash in Ramona

Posted at 9:13 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 20:09:50-04

RAMONA, Calif. (KGTV) - A bicyclist suffered major injuries after she was hit while riding on a Ramona roadway Wednesday morning by an SUV that fled the scene.

California Highway Patrol officials said the incident happened just before 6:15 a.m. on the northbound side of state Route 67, near Dye Road.

According to CHP officials, the 53-year-old bicyclist was on the right shoulder when a black 2019 Ford Edge traveled into her path and struck her.

The rider, who was not identified, was ejected from her bike and landed on the roadway. CHP officials said the bicycle “became lodged within the front grille area of the Ford as it continued on SR-67 northbound before finally breaking free.”

The Ford Edge, with California license plate 8KPJ239, was last seen on southbound San Vicente Road at Hanson Lane, the CHP said.

The victim was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido with serious injuries.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the CHP at 619-401-2000.