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.
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.