When troopers found Dana Papaj critically injured on the side of a Grand Island road Tuesday night, after being struck in an apparent hit-and-run collision on East River Road, they couldn’t identify her.
She had no ID with her.
But her dog, Molly, had gone to find help, according to Papaj’s daughter, Brittany Gruttadauria.
Papaj remained at Erie County Medical Center Thursday where she was being treated for a serious head injury.
“She’s not awake yet,” Gruttadauria said. “She’s just starting to open her eyes.”
Scans showed that there’s some swelling on her brain but she’s making progress, her daughter said.
In the meantime, State Police announced that they had located the pickup truck they believe struck Papaj as she was walking Molly.
“It’s helpful,” Gruttadauria said of the news that the truck had been found. “I would like to see the person take responsibility. To do something that horrible, to leave someone like that. You’d have …