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.