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Fran1 Fri 01-Jul-05 13:37:03

Just watched a dog get run over and need to talk about it! I'm so sad for the dog and furious with the car which sped off quickly after killing this dog.

I was following this car in the fast lane of an A road, saw this dog bound accross the road happily, then get flung in the air and then run over by this car.
There was a turning off the A road, which the car sped down (often wasn't intending to until had hit the dog, becuase he swerved from right hand side lane down this side road.) i followed it down the side road, but he went far too quick to get a registration no.
Rang and reported this to the police.

But it was so horrendous, i can't stop thinking about it. I know it wasn't the cars fault, but you think they could have stopped and rang for help rather than leave it to get totally mashed by every other car which is whats happening now until the police get there.

Feel really sorry for the owners also, although i ask how did the dog get to be free on an A road? It ran from a non-residential side of the road, only a golf course.

starlover Fri 01-Jul-05 13:39:53

poor dog... but yes.. you do have to ask where the owners were!

i ran over a dog once which ran out in front of my car. i did stop though... it was really horrible and the woman was crying and everytihng

edam Fri 01-Jul-05 13:51:35

That's terrible Fran1, not surprised you are distressed. And how awful of the driver not to stop - someone who couldn't face the consequences of their actions and leaves it to others to sort things out, I suppose.
Dogs do escape sometimes despite best efforts of owners. My sister's rescue dog had been a stray and used to get out - could jump a six foot wall. Just lucky for us that he never got hit.

starlover Fri 01-Jul-05 13:52:34

6 feet????? blimey.

cat82 Fri 01-Jul-05 14:15:47

Fran, poor you what a shock

I also owned a dog that came from a shelter who was very difficult fior the first year. After we had him for about 2 weeks this dog, who previously refused to move from his basket suddenly decided to make a break for it over our garden gate. We lost him for almost an entire day we had to get a dog catcher out and everything!

He got quite a long way from our house and very, very near a couple of busy roads. Fortunatly we did get him back and, although tired, he was unhurt.
It can happen though.

How horrid of the driver not to stop tho and leave it for you to deal with.

Hope you're okay x

Fran1 Fri 01-Jul-05 14:18:09

thx u two.

I know its nobody's fault, just such a violent thing to watch.

Its really made me think about my speed on the road now also. As i keep replaying what i saw and replacing the dog with a small child makes me feel so sick.
Its a shame it take this to make me realise the importance of not speeding, but it sure has given me a kick up the bum now.

I know i'm going off on a tangent, because i don't think the other driver was speeding anyway! Its just brought home to me how easily these things can happen.

sorry to be so depressing! just can't get over what i saw.

cat82 Fri 01-Jul-05 14:24:06

It would have shaken me up as well. It does bring stuff home doesn't it?
Only natural to be affected by something like this.

Fran1 Fri 01-Jul-05 14:48:32

Thanks cat

thank goodness for mumsnet!

suedonim Fri 01-Jul-05 20:17:57

Fran, it's very upsetting and you do think about the 'what if's' . I saw a poor seagull (I know, I know) flapping frantically in the road today after (I assume) being hit by a car. I was on my way to the vet anyway so told them but I couldn't see the bird when I left so I don't know what happened to it. Dd also saw a dog hit by a car recently and held the poor creature as it died in her arms.

Fran1 Sat 02-Jul-05 00:30:36

Oh suedonim your poor dd how old is she?

I was glad my dd is only 2.5 so wouldn't have been able to see it happen from her carseat in the back. She was cutely saying whats happened mummy when i stopped abruptly and paced the pavement with tears in my eyes. I said i just had to make a phone call .
Then she sang peter rabbit all the way home to me.
Oh the innocence.

Libb Sat 02-Jul-05 00:46:26

I once saw the dog of a homeless man get hit by a cab once and it was not nice to see (dragged down the road by the cab and he only stopped because several clubbers took after him and he spotted a policeman so hid behind his uniform)

The policeman stook up for the cab driver because the dog was off the lead and they took homeless man's other dog away from him on the spot (also off the lead).

My sister (I don't know whether to be ashamed or proud) made her feelings quite clear on the subject, took a swing at the cab driver and had to be cautioned by the policeman.

We saw the homeless guy walking off a while later and we couldn't say the right words except to offer our thoughts, he lost both his friends that night. I just wish he had kept them on the lead in the first place.

Sounds like the dog you saw escaped from a garden, I hope it was quick and I hope you are okay now - it is awful to see such a thing and I am thinking of you . xxx

MamaMaiasaura Mon 04-Jul-05 00:04:23

whne i was in turkey a dog was ran over by a dolmush (can spell it) one of their buses. The bus carried on and the dog was still alive but yelping and crying and everything. Went to help and some locals did take dog in but couldnt believe how many people didnt care.

MamaMaiasaura Mon 04-Jul-05 00:05:00

Libb - I would be proud of your sister. I think it is disgraceful how that man was treated.

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