May 16, 2015 2:12 PM

UPDATE: Injured pedestrian faces lengthy recovery, his wife says

MANCHESTER - Peter DelMastro, a police department employee who was injured Friday when he was out walking his dog, faces a lengthy recovery after being hit by a truck on South Willow Street, according to his wife.

"He is in ICU with bleeding to the front of his brain...looks like a long road in front of him. He has a black eye, a cut to the back of his head, bumps & bruises," Jo-Ann DelMastro said, via a Facebook post she shared with NH1News.

Police say Peter DelMastro, 58, a civilian employee of the Manchester police department, was walking south on South Willow when Philip Pare, 31, of Manchester pulled out of the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy and Cactus Jack's around 6 p.m. in his 2015 Chevy Silverado. As Pare tried to pull out, he hit DelMastro.

DelMastro, who works as a Police Services Specialist and serves as treasurer of the Manchester Police Athletic League according to his LinkedIn page, suffered a head injury as a result of the crash.

Jo-Ann DelMastro thanked everyone who helped at the incident and reported that their dog, who'd run away after the crash, was returned to her.

"I'm eternally grateful, especially to the Manchester Police Department...couldn't have asked for a better second family," she said.

Police say speed or alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors. The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crash is urged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711.

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