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Setauket Woman Chasing Escaped Dog Struck by Car

Peggy Place of Setauket is in critical condition in Stony Brook Hospital.

Google Street view of Main Street Setauket at Van Brunt Manor Rd.
Google Street view of Main Street Setauket at Van Brunt Manor Rd.

A Setauket woman was hit by a car and critically injured early this morning as she attempted to catch her dog after it escaped from the yard.

According to Suffolk County police, Peggy Place, 56, was hit by a Ford Explorer that was traveling west on Main Street in Setauket at about 6:30 a.m. The driver of the Explorer, Richard Sayler, 51 of Sound Beach, was not injured in the crash. Place is a teacher at Nassakeag Elementary School in the Three Village school district.

Van Brunt Manor Rd. to Washington St. in Setauket was closed for several hours Monday morning due to the crash.

Place was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center and is listed in critical condition. Place’s dog, a boxer, was transported to an animal hospital.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652.

Meticulice January 13, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Wishing the family healing prayers!
Laurette Richin January 13, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Prayers for complete recovery. I have seen a Boxer run across the road there.
Vilhelm January 13, 2014 at 02:03 PM
Best wishes for her and her pup as well. What a shame...
Matthew Glassman January 13, 2014 at 03:18 PM
Terrible news. We hope she makes a good recovery. Most people with a beloved pet would've done the same thing.
Dorie Sullivan January 13, 2014 at 04:48 PM
There's more to this story the woman's son tried to get the dog and the dog bit him in the face!!
C Doxroe January 13, 2014 at 06:06 PM
Many prayers and love her way.
Jule Stern January 13, 2014 at 10:47 PM
Dori...careful what and how you say things like that! Can't you just send positive vibes their way?? I'm praying for this friend of animals in need and her family. There's ALWAYS more to a story, doesn't mean we can spread rumors or should assume the worse.

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