SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Pacific Beach woman is appealing for tips after a hit-and-run driver struck the motor scooter she was riding, leaving her with serious injuries.
On Saturday afternoon around 1 p.m., yoga teacher Fallon Lev was headed to a yoga studio, riding her motor scooter on Ingraham Street, when she exited onto Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.
"Just gotten onto the ramp, going a reasonable speed," said Lev.
In a one-lane section, she looked to her left and felt a car right next to her.
"It bumped me, causing the scooter wiggle back and forth. Instantly, I'm like on the floor, and my whole body is tumbleweeding on the cement. I must have gone five or six times," said Lev.
She says the driver kept going. Later, at the hospital came the diagnosis and surgery.
"I broke my pelvis in two different areas and have these two bars sticking out of my hipbone and a bar straight across," said Lev.
She also suffered a painful road rash and a broken tooth. Her road to recovery will be a long one. Lev, a yoga teacher whose income was greatly impacted by the pandemic, is trying to stay positive. The actions of the driver make her angry.
"I'm trying not to affect it my healing. Of course, it's extremely disturbing and disappointing ... There is no way the driver didn’t see me go down. They actively chose to leave me," said Lev.
In fact, Lev remembers feeling like this was no accident. She was leaving traffic on a one-lane section of the roadway.
"I felt like it was on purpose. I wasn’t going fast enough, and that was my payback," said Lev.
Lev is now hoping for tips to track down a hit-and-run driver.
"The driver deserves to know that’s not the way you treat a human being," said Lev.
Lev recalls an older model, maroon sedan, which may have been the car right behind the car that hit her. If you have any information on the case, call San Diego Police at 619-531-2000.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help Lev with expenses.