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Police: dog thrown from moving car on New Jersey highway

Sunday - 8/10/2014, 2:19am  ET

HOLMDEL, N.J. -- Investigators are searching for the person who apparently threw a dog out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway.

Officials say the incident happened between noon and 1 p.m. Saturday, in the southbound express lanes of the highway near Exit 116 in Holmdel Township.

The Asbury Park Press reports the brown female mixed terrier was then struck by another car, leaving the animal seriously injured.

A good Samaritan saw what happened and stayed with the dog and also called state police.

A trooper took the dog to a veterinary hospital, where doctors were treating the animal for undisclosed injuries.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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