Man hit on Amity Road may have been trying to retrieve his dead cat

Statesman staffNovember 7, 2013 

A 69-year-old man hit on Amity Road Thursday evening may have been struck by a car while trying to retrieve his dead cat.

Ada County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a pedestrian who was hit shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday on Amity Road near Locust Grove Road.

The investigation late Thursday indicated that the man walked into the road to get his cat, which was hit and killed by a vehicle. While trying to remove the animal, the man was hit by a Hyundai Elantra going west on Amity.

The man was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, where the sheriff's office said he was being treated for what doctors called serious injuries that were considered potentially life-threatening.

The car's driver wasn't injured.

No charges or citations had been filed.

Amity Road between Meridian Road and Locust Grove was closed for a little more than three hours during the investigation.

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