Young man struck by car, critically injured while chasing after pet dog in Covina

COVINA — Rescuers rushed a 19-year-old man to a trauma center in critical condition Friday after he was struck by a car while chasing after a pet dog, authorities said.
The collision took place about 6:30 p.m. along Workman Avenue at Fircraft Avenue, Covina police Lt. Ric Walczak said.
The young man chased the escaped family pet into the roadway when he was struck by a sedan being driven by a woman, according to police and Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
The man, who suffered head injuries and a broken leg, was unconscious when paramedics flew him by helicopter to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment, fire Capt. Gonzo Salgado said.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, Walczak said. Nothing criminal was initially suspected.

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