Dog thrown from car on Garden State Parkway, struck by vehicle

Investigators say the incident occurred in the southbound

Investigators say the incident occurred in the southbound express lanes near exit 1-16 in Holmdel Township between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. (Credit: News 12)

HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP - A search is underway for the person who threw a dog out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway.

Investigators say the incident occurred in the southbound express lanes near exit 116 in Holmdel Township between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Another car then struck the brown female terrier-mix.

The woman who hit the dog with her car stopped to call police and tried to help the dog. However, she drove off before police could question her, officials say.

A state trooper responded to the scene and took the dog to a veterinary hospital. It suffered lacerations to the face and internal injuries. The dog is now in stable condition.

The 24-pound terrier has been named Tara, after the officer who brought her to the animal hospital.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest in the case, but that number could climb: officials say they have been getting calls from people offering donations to add to the reward.

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