SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A 20-year-old woman who was struck by a car while crossing a freeway on-ramp Tuesday night with her dog has a long road to recovery ahead of her.
The victim, who was using a crosswalk set up at the Via De La Valle entrance to northbound Interstate 5 suffered serious facial fractures and a shattered shoulder and her pelvis was broken in four places, according to the woman's mother.
Her family tells CBS News 8 that she is currently in stable condition and will have to undergo three separate surgeries.
A Good Samaritan, who witnessed the accident, took the victim's Chihuahua to a nearby veterinary clinic where she was treated for brain swelling.
"With treatment the dog came around, became more alert and not even 24 hours past, the dog is doing phenomenal and is expected to do great,” said Dr. Cory Greenfield a Veterinarian at the Animal and Bird Hospital of Del Mar.
According to the victim's mother, the driver who struck her daughter was blinded by the sun as she was entering the freeway.