Setauket woman hit by car while chasing dog

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

January 13, 2014 10:56:57 AM PST
A Long Island woman was critically injured after being hit by a car while chasing her dog near home in Setauket.

It happened at 6:30 a.m. Monday, after the dog, a boxer, escaped from its yard at 381 Main Street.

Police say when the owner, 56-year old Peggy Place, tried to catch the dog, both were struck by a Ford Explorer heading westbound on Main Street.

Place was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition while the dog was taken to an animal hospital.

The driver of the Explorer, Richard Sayler, 51, of Sound Beach, was not injured.