Catherine Pelli recovering following hit-and-run incident on Weed Avenue near Cove Island Park in Stamford

Stamford police say an elderly woman is recovering today after being hit by a car. They say she was the victim of a hit-and-run accident

According to investigators, 78-year-old Catherine Pelli was struck at around 5 a.m. on Weed Avenue near Cove Island Park.

According to investigators, 78-year-old Catherine Pelli was struck at around 5 a.m. on Weed Avenue near Cove Island Park. (10/21/13)

STAMFORD - The son of a 78-year-old Stamford hit-and-run victim says his mother walked 200 feet to her car and drove home despite her injuries Sunday morning.

According to investigators, Catherine Pelli was struck at around 5 a.m. on Weed Avenue near Cove Island Park. Pelli's son, Joe, says his mother is very lucky to be alive.

"She easily could have been killed, two more inches to the left and she would have been killed, she would have been run over," says Pelli.

The victim's son says his mother suffered a broken fibula, a broken shoulder and has stitches all the way from her nose up to her forehead. The driver left the scene after striking Pelli, according to police.

Pelli's son says his mother managed to walk back to her car with her friend and drive home despite her injuries. Her husband later took her to the hospital.

Police are asking anyone who saw a car driving recklessly in that area at around that time to call (203) 977-4444.

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