• Hit And Run: Scott Creek Incident Lands 2 in Hospital And One In Jail

    Television Station KSBW reports on a sad incident on the Santa Cruz County Coast where two surfers cheking out the conditions at Scott Creek were struck by an innatentive driver who then fled the scene.

    Negotiating the surfers, kiteboarders, windsurfer and beach goers who park along Highway 1 at Scott Creek
    can be hazardous.

    APTOS, Calif. —A 19-year-old Aptos woman is accused of hitting two surfers who were standing on the side of Highway 1 while checking the waves at Scott Creek Beach on Wednesday morning.

    Ashley Michelle Robinson was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and DUI.

    One surfer suffered major injuries and was airlifted to a Bay Area trauma center. The second surfer suffered a leg injury. Both surfers live in Aptos.

    The incident began at 8:53 a.m. when a Honda was driving southbound on Highway 1 just north of Davenport.

    The surfers were watching waves breaking at Scott Creek Beach and deciding whether to paddle out. Highway 1 runs directly next to the beach.

    California Highway Patrol Officer Brad Sadek said Robinson struck the surfers and immediately fled.

    A witness who saw what happened decided to follow the blonde driver in the blue Honda.

    Robinson did not know she was being followed and watched by the witness when she pulled into a do-it-yourself car wash on Mission Street in Santa Cruz, the CHP said.

    She allegedly went to the car wash to quickly wash off evidence of the crash.

    The witness called 911 and when CHP officers arrived at the car wash, Robinson refused to answer any questions. Officers noted that her car had damage on the front passenger side.

    Officers said they believe Robinson was under the influence of prescription drugs, and she was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail.

    Highway 1 next to Scott Creek was shut down while a helicopter landed and flew the 50-year-old man out. His injuries were severe because his legs were crushed between the car and a guard rail.

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