By: Daniel Lane
A man was hit by a car as he tried to catch his dog that broke free from its leash on Saturday, Feb. 7, according to police.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was hit at 5:17 p.m. on Murrieta Hot Springs Road near Pourroy Ave.
“An adult male was walking his dog … the dog broke loose from the leash,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Patty Stoyer told Valley News. “The adult ran after (the dog) and that’s when he was struck by a vehicle.”
According to CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department, the man suffered minor injuries.
The man was taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital, according to reports on scene.
“The dog was recovered by a passerby,” Stoyer added.
The dog was not injured.