UPDATE: Husband Says Wife Hit By Culver City Police Cruiser in 'Good Spirits' Following Surgery

Culver City resident Karen Roc, 47, underwent surgery Thursday night for a broken pelvis after being hit by a K9 Culver City Police cruiser. Her husband told Patch Friday afternoon she is in good spirits but in pain.

Forty-seven-year-old Culver City resident Karen Roc underwent surgery Thursday night at UCLA Medical Center, after being hit by a K9 Culver City police cruiser at Washington Boulevard and Prospect Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Click here for the full story.

Roc's husband, Philippe Roc, telephoned Culver City Patch from UCLA Medical Center at 6:45 p.m.  and said his wife was in surgery. He said doctors told him she would have to undergo a series of operations.

Roc told Patch Friday afternoon that his wife was "in pain but in good spirits" following the surgery.

On Thursday evening Roc said, "My wife was on her way to pick up our daughter from school this afternoon. I received a phone call from the school that my daughter wasn't picked up," Roc said.

Roc said he eventually received a call that his wife had been hit but knew scant details as to exactly what had happened.

At the hospital, Roc said the California Highway Patrol told him they were still investigating the accident, but Roc says he still has no idea how his wife was hit.

Roc said his wife was "as fine as she can be.  She was somewhat alert and in pain. Right now they're operating, making sure there is no infection." He added that there will be follow up operations and doctors will have to insert pins and plates into her fractured pelvis.

"We're just taking everything minute by minute," Roc said. " One minute [Karen] was walking to pick up our daughter and the next she's in surgery."

Patch will bring you more details as they become available.

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Hot Patch February 15, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Just wait and see how they try to run this story.
john dohes February 17, 2013 at 08:38 PM
their is a local mosque I had asked city council for a stop light right around said area so that the people that attend could cross safely. If you travel west on Washington Blvd, there is a curve on this street that leaves the driver blind to any possible people crossing after an elementary school. Prospect is a dangerous place to cross south across washington even at 47 years of age. As a fast moving car could not see you. The next available stoplight isn't til tilden ave. In effect, don't cross at prospect or ask city council to possibly approve a type of stop light?
Margaret Coleman February 22, 2013 at 02:57 PM
I agree. Since I travel that route on the way home from work, I see people nearly hit at least once a month. In fact, I've had to slam on the breaks myself a couple of times after dark, when visibility is poor. There should definitely be a lit pedestrian crosswalk, with flashing lights on the road, activated by pedestrians, at that point on Washington. Surely the City Council will not wait until someone dies.


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