Law enforcement officials say an elderly female pedestrian is in critical condition after she was hit by a pickup truck on Northwest 4th Street as she was walking her dog.

According to reports, the 81-year-old woman was walking alongside her dog on the sidewalk on Northwest 4th Street when she was struck by a truck. Eyewitnesses said the woman was walking with the aid of a cane as she was hit by a Ford pickup truck that swerved onto the sidewalk.

Officials did not give an official statement saying why the vehicle lost control and hit the elderly woman and they say the incident is still under investigation as they look into the actual cause of the crash.

EMS arrived to the scene of the accident soon after it happened to administer on-site first aid to the injured woman. Emergency crews reported that she was transferred to the hospital by first responders immediately after she was stabilized. It was also reported that her dog was not hurt in the accident.

The woman’s identity has not been released to the public and it was not reported if any charges will be filed against the truck driver in the future.

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Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash:  “If you or a family member has been involved in an auto accident and the other driver has left the scene of the crash, you need to act quickly.  It is best if you can get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses along with a vehicle description. Contact the police immediately and file a police report. Take photos of the crash scene and the damage to your vehicle or property. Contact any businesses or homes in the area that may have video surveillance of what occurred and the vehicle that fled.  All of this will assist the police in locating the hit and run driver.  Finally you should contact a car accident attorney to help guide you through this difficult process.”

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