UPDATE:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Wednesday, Mary Liddell had surgery on her leg and doctors are waiting for her condition to stabilize before they operate again.

In the crash on Campbellton Highway, Liddell suffered a brain bleed, a badly broken right leg, and a fractured wrist, and shoulder blade.

Stick with WDHN as we will continue to follow Liddell’s recovery.


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — 79-year-old Mary Liddell remains in critical, but stable condition at Southeast Health after being struck by a car in Dothan Tuesday night.

Liddell was trying to get her neighbor’s dog, who she was caring for at the time, back in the house off of Campbellton Highway when suddenly Liddell lost control of the dog and then ran into the street.

That was when Liddell followed the dog into the street.

Dothan Police claim Liddell was struck by a vehicle traveling on the highway when Liddell was trying to grab the runaway dog.

They say the bad lighting in the area and the time the accident happened were factors in the cause of the accident.

Neighbors tell WDHN that two cars swerved to miss Liddell on the road but a third car is what actually hit Lidell and the dog.

An eyewitness told WDHN that the dog tragically died during the accident.

Liddell’s family has been notified about Tuesday’s accident and at this time, a close family member is currently with Liddell at Southeast Health.

According to DPD, there are no charges pending in this case since the driver pulled over who hit Liddell pulled over and stayed at the scene.

Neighbors say that Liddell loved the two dogs that were owned by her neighbor. They added that she would walk the dogs them almost every day.

This case remains under investigation by the Dothan Police Crash Team.

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