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Dog killed in trailer accident

The Argus: Terrier Rosa Barks Terrier Rosa Barks

A man has told how his beloved pet dog was flung from his bicycle trailer to her death.


Five-year-old terrier poodle cross Rosa Barks fell from her owner Jerry Swift’s bike trailer and under the wheels of a lorry.


Heartbroken Mr Swift, of Preston Circus, Brighton, said he wanted to warn others of the dangers of using bike trailers. He said: “I wanted to make sure other people don’t make the same mistake I did.


“My dog wasn’t tethered into the carriage. I came up to the Old Steine in traffic and the carriage wheel clipped the curb and she fell out and under the wheels of a lorry.


“The traffic was heavy and the  lights changed. It moved off just as one wheel of her carriage hit the kerb. I made a terrible mistake.”


Mr Swift said he only bought the dog trailer a few weeks ago and had taken Rosa out in it a few times, but he had not strapped her in because he did not want to put her off.


Mr Swift has now laid flowers as a tribute to his beloved pet.


A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “We were called at 12.20pm on Saturday after a collision in Old Steine, Brighton, involving a lorry and a dog. The animal was in a trailer being pulled behind a bicycle close to the junction with St James's Street when the dog fell into the road.
“It was then hit by a lorry and died.”

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1:07pm Tue 1 Jul 14

babsticals says...

Ah bless.such a tragic accident.my thoughts go out to you Mr Swift.x
Ah bless.such a tragic accident.my thoughts go out to you Mr Swift.x babsticals
  • Score: 17

1:16pm Tue 1 Jul 14

FC says...

Can't imagine how I'd feel if that happened to my dog.

But common sense tells you to strap it in. Even the mother-in-law straps the dogs in in the car, for goodness sake.
Can't imagine how I'd feel if that happened to my dog. But common sense tells you to strap it in. Even the mother-in-law straps the dogs in in the car, for goodness sake. FC
  • Score: 11

3:37pm Tue 1 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

People need to be warned about such devices????


They need banning!!
People need to be warned about such devices???? They need banning!! stevo!!
  • Score: 3

4:26pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Oliclark says...

i walked passed this just after and my girlfriend and i assumed it was a person under the sheet , wonder if anyone else drew the wrong conclusion and were upset , rip doggy,
i walked passed this just after and my girlfriend and i assumed it was a person under the sheet , wonder if anyone else drew the wrong conclusion and were upset , rip doggy, Oliclark
  • Score: 4

8:50pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Morpheus says...

A sad tale but we see this often and it is usually young children in trailers. As somebody else has said, they should be banned.
A sad tale but we see this often and it is usually young children in trailers. As somebody else has said, they should be banned. Morpheus
  • Score: 2

8:53pm Tue 1 Jul 14

tenaj56 says...

Really sad, drove past and saw a small bundle and first thought it was a child but know how a beloved dog can be a big loss, as have one myself, who is a part of the family RIP
Really sad, drove past and saw a small bundle and first thought it was a child but know how a beloved dog can be a big loss, as have one myself, who is a part of the family RIP tenaj56
  • Score: 2

9:20pm Tue 1 Jul 14

babsticals says...

stevo!! wrote:
People need to be warned about such devices????


They need banning!!
I'm sure Mr Swift is absolutely devastated,and doesn't need reminding that he has made a big mistake!
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: People need to be warned about such devices???? They need banning!![/p][/quote]I'm sure Mr Swift is absolutely devastated,and doesn't need reminding that he has made a big mistake! babsticals
  • Score: 5

9:29am Wed 2 Jul 14

FC says...

stevo!! wrote:
People need to be warned about such devices????


They need banning!!
YES LET'S BAN EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME UNTIL WE HAVE NOTHING LEFT

You're an idiot. They don't need banning, they need regulating in the same way as any other mode of passenger transport. Strap everything in.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: People need to be warned about such devices???? They need banning!![/p][/quote]YES LET'S BAN EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME UNTIL WE HAVE NOTHING LEFT You're an idiot. They don't need banning, they need regulating in the same way as any other mode of passenger transport. Strap everything in. FC
  • Score: 1

9:54am Wed 2 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

FC wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
People need to be warned about such devices????


They need banning!!
YES LET'S BAN EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME UNTIL WE HAVE NOTHING LEFT

You're an idiot. They don't need banning, they need regulating in the same way as any other mode of passenger transport. Strap everything in.
And a strapped-in dog cannot take evasive action should another vehicle be involved.
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: People need to be warned about such devices???? They need banning!![/p][/quote]YES LET'S BAN EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME UNTIL WE HAVE NOTHING LEFT You're an idiot. They don't need banning, they need regulating in the same way as any other mode of passenger transport. Strap everything in.[/p][/quote]And a strapped-in dog cannot take evasive action should another vehicle be involved. stevo!!
  • Score: 0

3:54pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Southwick1310 says...

I saw this happen on sat and I can't get it off my mind since my heart goes out to the owner xxxxx
I saw this happen on sat and I can't get it off my mind since my heart goes out to the owner xxxxx Southwick1310
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Wed 2 Jul 14

NathanAdler says...

Let's hope the dog is in doggy heaven sniffing lots of bums and generally being a ragamuffin!!
Let's hope the dog is in doggy heaven sniffing lots of bums and generally being a ragamuffin!! NathanAdler
  • Score: 1

6:02pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Wide Bertha says...

stevo!! wrote:
People need to be warned about such devices????


They need banning!!
no, they just need to be used correctly.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: People need to be warned about such devices???? They need banning!![/p][/quote]no, they just need to be used correctly. Wide Bertha
  • Score: 0
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