EGF Dog Hit In Front Of Kids; Driver FleesIt's something parents never want their children to have to see-their dog getting hit and killed by a car. But that's just what happened to a family in East Grand Forks, and the driver didn't even stop.
By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ
It's something parents never want their children to have to see-their dog getting hit and killed by a car. But that's just what happened to a family in East Grand Forks, and the driver didn't even stop. The kids were playing outside at about ten yesterday morning. They were right there when their dog Becket was hit by a truck.
Rhinehart Drive Southeast in East Grand Forks is a neighborhood where pets are often out and about and sometimes hard to see. Isaac and Nicholas Tousignant were outside playing yesterday when they saw their dog Becket get hit.
Nicholas Tousignant: "I was kind of freaked out and sad, really sad."
The family says their dog ran out in front of a white delivery truck and was killed. They say the driver never even slowed down.
Rose Tousignant: "We'd like to go on walks together and play fetch and frisbee."
Rose Tousignant had to say good-bye to her 3-year old Shetland Sheepdog. She remembers him as a playful dog who liked to be outside. Her brothers say the unmarked white delivery truck was going too fast.
Isaac Tousignant: "As fast as most people go, I've seen on maybe a highway or something like that."
The speed limit on this part of Rhinehart Drive is 30 miles per hour. The family says they hope people will slow down, so other pets-and people-on the street can stay safe.
Rose Tousignant: "It's hard remembering that he's actually gone. You expect to see him playing all around and barking. It's just really hard."
The family had Becket for three years. The driver of the truck has still not been caught.