BOISE — A Boise woman is rattled, bruised and now without a bike after she says a man in a car motioned for her to cross the street then hit her.
Randee Sue Pratt is mostly paralyzed from the waist down and says her custom hand-pedal bike is her independence.
"It is my freedom, it’s the only time I can get around and not have to depend on mom," says Pratt.
But now she says she afraid.
Pratt was riding in her west Boise neighborhood Wednesday morning when she says she came to a four-way stop at the same time as a man with gray hair in his sixties, driving a silver sedan.
He motioned for Pratt to cross, then hit her.
"It completely knocked me over, knocked my bike over, and then he jumped out of his car and reached down to help me get one of my feet unstuck because my feet are strapped down, and I was like, 'don't touch me," explains Pratt.
Then, he took off.
"As a human being, you wouldn't leave. That's the big thing for me, why did he leave? He never spoke a word to her," says Shelley Stattner, Randee's mother.
Police haven't identified a suspect but are investigating this incident as a possible hit and run.
In the meantime, Pratt is left without a bike. Her damaged wheels alone cost upward of $500 each.
But no amount of money can replace Pratt's sense of security.
"That was scary, I was so scared," says Pratt.
"I don't want her to be afraid to go out because she has so many limitations already and her world is so small this makes her world big," adds Stattner.
Pratt's family has set up a GoFundMe account to help repair her custom-made bike.