JAMES CITY COUNTY -- Michelle Dean stopped her bicycle on shoulder of Monticello Avenue last month to send a text message. She was struck by a car just over a week ago, and the driver didn't stop.

Today, the 43-year-old is in a wheelchair with a broken ankle and damaged vertebrae that will require surgery.

'I had three doctors tell me it was a miracle that I'm not paralyzed. They don't know why, looking at my x-rays, why I can move my hands and legs.'

Dean still wonders who hit her.

'An accident can happen. But to not stop, I don't understand,' said Dean. 'It's sad to think that anyone would treat someone like garbage on the side of the road.

Police want to find the driver who was going westbound near the entrance of the Monticello Woods subdivision near Independence Way on May 31 about 12:30 p.m..

If you know anything about this hit-and-run, call police.

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