Suffolk County police say the boxer got out of Peggy Place’s yard on Main Street in Setauket around 6:30 a.m. Monday. When the pet ran into the street, she chased after it.
Police say an SUV hit her as she tried to capture the animal.
The 56-year-old Place is hospitalized in critical condition, and her dog is at an animal hospital. The SUV’s 51-year-old driver was unhurt.