A woman and her puppy were struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon while in a crosswalk in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Police said the accident happened just before 2:30 p.m. on Concord Street, near Cherry Street.
The 55-year-old driver, who is hearing impaired, told police that he was signing to his passenger and didn't see the victim in the crosswalk.
Witnesses said the driver did not break when he drove into the victim and the puppy.
The 34-year-old victim was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries. Her dog was transported to a local vet, examined and released to a friend.
The driver, a Framingham resident, was cited with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and impeded operation.