A Law Student and Senate Candidate Was Struck by an SUV Sunday

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    A law student from Prince George's County is fighting for her life after she was struck by an SUV. (Published Monday, Sept. 20, 2010)

    An area law student and Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate is fighting for her life after she was hit by a car.

    Natasha Pettigrew was riding her bike near Prince George's Community College at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday when an SUV struck her.

    The driver didn't stop. She told police that at the time she thought she had hit a dog or a deer, so when she got to her Upper Marlboro home -- three miles away -- she checked the vehicle and realized she had dragged the bike.

    The driver then called police immediately, so they are not calling it a hit-and-run, said Maryland State Police Lt. Mark Darby. The crash team and investigative unit will determine if any charges are necessary.

    Pettigrew lost a kidney and suffered numerous broken bones, her mother said.