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Police investigating after dog killed in hit and run on pedestrian crossing

The Argus: De La Warr Road, Bexhill De La Warr Road, Bexhill

Police are investigating a hit and run after a dog was killed while following its owner across a pedestrian crossing.

The incident took place in De La Warr Road, Bexhill, at 2pm on Saturday.

A Sussex Police statement said: “The car did not stop following the collision and we believe there were witnesses to the incident.

“This incident took place at approximately 2pm and we have not been able to establish details of the vehicle involved yet.

“If you may have witnessed anything relating to this incident, call 101 ref: 0662 09/03.If you may have witnessed anything relating to this incident, call 101 ref 0662 09/03.”

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12:29pm Wed 12 Mar 14

the old funker says...

.I'm sorry to read this but,I have two Dogs and they must be on a lead at all times near a road.
.I'm sorry to read this but,I have two Dogs and they must be on a lead at all times near a road. the old funker
  • Score: 4

1:06pm Wed 12 Mar 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I hope the witnesses come forward as this driver is obviously a disgusting person as they didn't stop and they probably went through red lights on a pedestrian crossing - next time it could be a child.
I hope the witnesses come forward as this driver is obviously a disgusting person as they didn't stop and they probably went through red lights on a pedestrian crossing - next time it could be a child. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 5

1:27pm Wed 12 Mar 14

plantwoman says...

This is a sad story but we don't yet know the full facts, so we should wait before casting blame. For a start, if the lights had turned green for motorists and the dog was not close to it's owner, it may not have been seen. I don't know if there is a dogs on lead law in Bexhill, there certainly is in the Adur area although a lot of dog owners ignore it. As a dog owner I fail to see why you would put your pet at risk. I've seen some really stupid antics of people with their dogs near traffic. If you care about your dog, keep it on a lead near the road.
This is a sad story but we don't yet know the full facts, so we should wait before casting blame. For a start, if the lights had turned green for motorists and the dog was not close to it's owner, it may not have been seen. I don't know if there is a dogs on lead law in Bexhill, there certainly is in the Adur area although a lot of dog owners ignore it. As a dog owner I fail to see why you would put your pet at risk. I've seen some really stupid antics of people with their dogs near traffic. If you care about your dog, keep it on a lead near the road. plantwoman
  • Score: 8

5:33pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Juleyanne says...

I sincerely hope this hideous driver is found and 'the book thrown at him or her'. There is no excuse, the driver should have stopped or slowed and to hit a dog and drive off, is callous and downright evil. This person has blood on their hands and needs to be found before he or she mows down someone else or their pet.
I sincerely hope this hideous driver is found and 'the book thrown at him or her'. There is no excuse, the driver should have stopped or slowed and to hit a dog and drive off, is callous and downright evil. This person has blood on their hands and needs to be found before he or she mows down someone else or their pet. Juleyanne
  • Score: 4

10:21pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

Oh come on, if the driver came forward, he's not going to get charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, is he? Sussex Police purely want to fine him for not reporting he'd hit a dog. If he'd hit a cat, they wouldn't even be fussed.
Oh come on, if the driver came forward, he's not going to get charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, is he? Sussex Police purely want to fine him for not reporting he'd hit a dog. If he'd hit a cat, they wouldn't even be fussed. Roundbill
  • Score: 0

8:09am Thu 13 Mar 14

Juleyanne says...

Jumping a pedestrian crossing whilst people and animals are crossing is an offence subject to endorsement. Are you insinuating that someone crossing with their dog is somehow less of an offence? If so how would you define the situation had the dog in question been a canine companion for the disabled, a dog for the blind or police dog on duty? The point is, this tragic incident took place on a legal crossing where it is required by law that those who cross have right of way above a motorist. It is the drivers duty legally to stop if anyone or anything, be it a bicycle, pram or dog or shopping trolley is behind or in front of a pedestrian. The crossing must be completely clear before a vehicle can legally proceed across such a crossing. Your casual dismissal of people's pets is distasteful!
Jumping a pedestrian crossing whilst people and animals are crossing is an offence subject to endorsement. Are you insinuating that someone crossing with their dog is somehow less of an offence? If so how would you define the situation had the dog in question been a canine companion for the disabled, a dog for the blind or police dog on duty? The point is, this tragic incident took place on a legal crossing where it is required by law that those who cross have right of way above a motorist. It is the drivers duty legally to stop if anyone or anything, be it a bicycle, pram or dog or shopping trolley is behind or in front of a pedestrian. The crossing must be completely clear before a vehicle can legally proceed across such a crossing. Your casual dismissal of people's pets is distasteful! Juleyanne
  • Score: 1

8:50am Thu 13 Mar 14

the old funker says...

Juleyanne wrote:
Jumping a pedestrian crossing whilst people and animals are crossing is an offence subject to endorsement. Are you insinuating that someone crossing with their dog is somehow less of an offence? If so how would you define the situation had the dog in question been a canine companion for the disabled, a dog for the blind or police dog on duty? The point is, this tragic incident took place on a legal crossing where it is required by law that those who cross have right of way above a motorist. It is the drivers duty legally to stop if anyone or anything, be it a bicycle, pram or dog or shopping trolley is behind or in front of a pedestrian. The crossing must be completely clear before a vehicle can legally proceed across such a crossing. Your casual dismissal of people's pets is distasteful!
The story said the Dog was following, suggesting it was not on a lead and just following the owner and no details of the distance between them. If my Dogs are following off the lead they will be aware of me but investigating smells and noises in their world but listening and watching for a command from me. Never off lead on the road
[quote][p][bold]Juleyanne[/bold] wrote: Jumping a pedestrian crossing whilst people and animals are crossing is an offence subject to endorsement. Are you insinuating that someone crossing with their dog is somehow less of an offence? If so how would you define the situation had the dog in question been a canine companion for the disabled, a dog for the blind or police dog on duty? The point is, this tragic incident took place on a legal crossing where it is required by law that those who cross have right of way above a motorist. It is the drivers duty legally to stop if anyone or anything, be it a bicycle, pram or dog or shopping trolley is behind or in front of a pedestrian. The crossing must be completely clear before a vehicle can legally proceed across such a crossing. Your casual dismissal of people's pets is distasteful![/p][/quote]The story said the Dog was following, suggesting it was not on a lead and just following the owner and no details of the distance between them. If my Dogs are following off the lead they will be aware of me but investigating smells and noises in their world but listening and watching for a command from me. Never off lead on the road the old funker
  • Score: 2

10:15am Fri 14 Mar 14

plantwoman says...

the old funker wrote:
Juleyanne wrote:
Jumping a pedestrian crossing whilst people and animals are crossing is an offence subject to endorsement. Are you insinuating that someone crossing with their dog is somehow less of an offence? If so how would you define the situation had the dog in question been a canine companion for the disabled, a dog for the blind or police dog on duty? The point is, this tragic incident took place on a legal crossing where it is required by law that those who cross have right of way above a motorist. It is the drivers duty legally to stop if anyone or anything, be it a bicycle, pram or dog or shopping trolley is behind or in front of a pedestrian. The crossing must be completely clear before a vehicle can legally proceed across such a crossing. Your casual dismissal of people's pets is distasteful!
The story said the Dog was following, suggesting it was not on a lead and just following the owner and no details of the distance between them. If my Dogs are following off the lead they will be aware of me but investigating smells and noises in their world but listening and watching for a command from me. Never off lead on the road
I agree with you, which Is why I suggested waiting for the full story before casting blame - however, I doubt we'll ever know what really happened - these items are rarely updated so I won't hold my breath!

As you say, keep your dog on a lead near the road.
[quote][p][bold]the old funker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Juleyanne[/bold] wrote: Jumping a pedestrian crossing whilst people and animals are crossing is an offence subject to endorsement. Are you insinuating that someone crossing with their dog is somehow less of an offence? If so how would you define the situation had the dog in question been a canine companion for the disabled, a dog for the blind or police dog on duty? The point is, this tragic incident took place on a legal crossing where it is required by law that those who cross have right of way above a motorist. It is the drivers duty legally to stop if anyone or anything, be it a bicycle, pram or dog or shopping trolley is behind or in front of a pedestrian. The crossing must be completely clear before a vehicle can legally proceed across such a crossing. Your casual dismissal of people's pets is distasteful![/p][/quote]The story said the Dog was following, suggesting it was not on a lead and just following the owner and no details of the distance between them. If my Dogs are following off the lead they will be aware of me but investigating smells and noises in their world but listening and watching for a command from me. Never off lead on the road[/p][/quote]I agree with you, which Is why I suggested waiting for the full story before casting blame - however, I doubt we'll ever know what really happened - these items are rarely updated so I won't hold my breath! As you say, keep your dog on a lead near the road. plantwoman
  • Score: 1

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