BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Batavia police are investigating a Saturday incident where a driver hit a woman and her two dogs.
Police say that around 3:15 p.m., a car was headed east on Allen St. when it went off the roadway, over a curb and onto a sidewalk.
When the car did this, it struck the 32-year-old woman and her dogs. The dogs were killed, but the woman was able to push her son out of the way before she was hit.
The car also hit a parked vehicle before crashing into a telephone pole.
The driver left the scene following the crash, but later returned. A source said the driver was a 15-year-old boy who police believe took the vehicle without its owner’s permission.
The same source told News 4 a female juvenile was also in the car.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the female victim is out of the hospital and back home. Other than bumps and bruises, she was not injured.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Det. Rich Schauf at (585) 345-6312, the police department at (585) 345-6350 or the confidential tip line at (585) 345-6370. Police can also be contacted online at this link.