The 89-year-old pedestrian who was critically injured in a car accident involving actress Robin Givens is improving, police said Friday.
Doctors were able to save the foot of Maria Antonia Alcover, who was struck Wednesday as she inched across a busy city street, police spokesman Delrish Moss said.
Police initially worried whether Alcover would survive, but Moss said her condition is improving at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Givens, a star of the 1980s TV comedy “Head of the Class” and the ex-wife of boxer Mike Tyson, struck Alcover as she was about to step onto the sidewalk, Moss said.
Givens, who was stopped, turned the corner when the light turned green, and her 2000 Mercedes sport utility vehicle swiped Alcover, who fell backward. The back wheel of the vehicle drove over Alcover’s right leg, Moss said. Her leg and foot were damaged and she suffered internal injuries.
The 39-year-old actress received a ticket for failing to use due care when a pedestrian was in the crosswalk, which carries a fine of less than $70, Moss said. He added that further charges were unlikely.
Givens’ Los Angeles-based manager, Alan Iezman, did not immediately return a phone message Friday.