Mother of two seriously injured in hit-and-run crash in Encinitas

Posted at 8:59 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 00:21:04-04

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) -- A north county woman is in the hospital fighting for her life after she was plowed over by a truck and left for dead in the crosswalk Friday. 

Ashlee Mullins Lane is in an induced coma at Scripps Memorial in La Jolla. Her father Roger hasn't left her side. 

"She's had two strokes on her left side no movement on the left side," he said.  

The hit-and-run happened near the intersection of Encinitas Boulevard and Vulcan around 7:30 p.m. on Friday night. Ashlee had just gotten off from work and was ready to catch the coaster home to be with her two daughters. That's when a driver in a white Ford F150 hit her, stopping to see if she was ok before taking off. 

"He perhaps got his medical degree from a less than stellar university," Ashlee's father said. "It's inconceivable to me how someone could drive away with a person on the ground." 

Ashlee's whole family is rallying around her bedside - hoping that the driver turns himself in. 

Ashlee's father says there are far too many cases like this. Unsolved hit-and-runs. 

"It seems to be an epidemic," he said. 

Last month Stephanie McKenna was seriously hurt after a hit-and-run driver mowed her down on the 101 in Encinitas.  The driver of white Mercedes is still on the run. 

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A GoFundMe page set up for Ashlee Mullins Lane has raised $19,678 so far. To contribute, click here