Police dog hit by car recovering

August 4, 2009 1:49:02 PM PDT
A Warminster police dog was struck by a car Monday afternoon in Southampton, PA. after running into traffic. The dog suffered severe leg injuries after escaping from a fenced yard of the handler and running into the road.

The driver did not stop immediately, but he was found later by police. So far, no charges have been filed.

The dog underwent surgery on Monday and had a rod inserted in his leg.

He is expected to fully recover and return to service in about 10 weeks.