Woman Struck While Recovering Dog's Body

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    NBCSanDiego
    Police cars block off the section of road where the woman was struck.

    A woman removing her dead dog from the middle of the road was struck by a passing car in City Heights Sunday.

    The 61-year-old woman had just put the dog in a cardboard box when a car struck her around 11:30 p.m. at Dwight Street and Central Avenue.

    The car, an older red Buick, was last seen speeding away southbound on Central Avenue police said.

    The unidentified woman is in the hospital with a broken leg and a damaged liver but is expected to be okay police said.

    Witnesses said the suspect’s car had faded paint and damage to the front end.