Woman seriously injured in run-over and leak while exchanging punctured tire


A woman may lose one of her legs after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday morning as she swings a flat tire next to Ontario's busy 401th Highway.

Sgt from OPP Kerry Schmidt said it happened around 5 am near Highway 8 in Cambridge, Ont.

He said a 22-year-old woman was on the side of the road when she was hit by a vehicle that did not stop.

"[The driver] may not realize that they actually hit a person, they may have thought they hit debris or hit some kind of collision, "Schmidt told CTV Kitchener.

"It's certainly significant enough that they knew they hit something and that there would be damage to the rolling stock of that vehicle."

The woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Schmidt said Sunday afternoon that she hoped she could "keep her leg."

The debris found at the crash site has led police to believe that the vehicle that hit the woman is a model year Nissan Murano between 2003 and 2006. It is unclear what color the vehicle is, Schmidt said.


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