Setauket, NY - January 13th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that critically injured a pedestrian who was chasing her dog as it ran into the street in Setauket this morning.
A dog escaped from its yard, located at 381 Main Street, at 6:30 a.m. and when the dog’s owner, Peggy Place, attempted to catch the dog, both were struck by a Ford Explorer that was travelling westbound on Main Street.
Place, 56, was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition. Place’s dog, a boxer, was transported to an animal hospital. The driver of the Explorer, Richard Sayler, 51, of 79 Greenlawn Road, Sound Beach, was not injured.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652.
Incident: Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle While Chasing Her Dog
Location: Main Street, Setauket
Date/Time: Monday, January 13, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m.