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I hit a dog tonight in my tacoma

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by cabarbhab, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    cabarbhab

    cabarbhab [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was driving home from work tonight. as i turned a corner and got back on a straight away a dog ran out in front of me. i slammed on the brakes but it was too late.
    The dog had run away from home and the owner was out looking for it. She happened to be right off the side of the road on her bike when i hit her dog. Long story short, I get her, her bike and her dying dog in the back of my truck so I can try to get them to a vet. The vets office was a good 30 min drive away, and i wasnt really sure where it was at. luckily on the way there i got pulled over by the cops, told them the situation and got an escort to the vet.
    By the time we got there it was too late. I feel really bad. The girl was hysterical, and i can't blame her. I waited around at the vets until her boyfriend showed up. Lets just say that was a long ride home back to my house at the end of the night.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    tbturner47

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    damn man, sorry to hear that. At least you did everything you could do. Props to you for trying.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    MountainEarth

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    Yeah ditto
     
  4. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Damn dude...sorry to hear this! :(
     
  5. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Your a good person for that man ;)
     
  6. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    That sucks .
     
  7. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:05 AM
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    cabarbhab

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    I almost drove off. I am glad i didn't, I don't know how i could look at myself if i did that. And plus if my wife ever found out that i drove off, she would kill me.
    On a lighter note though my truck is ok. There was a lot of blood in the bed, but that all cleaned out.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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    derekabraham

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  10. Aug 21, 2010 at 4:52 AM
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    Slimwood Shady

    Slimwood Shady I love your mom!

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    Damn dude, I would say it wasn't your fault, but you are the only one who can truely answer that question. Hope you feel better, and glad your truck is ok....
     
  11. Aug 21, 2010 at 5:02 AM
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    Whoa sad story but you did the right thing by stopping and helping out as much as you could.
     
  12. Aug 21, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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    WNYTACOMA

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    If you weren't yapping on the phone and were paying attention and not driving like a an ass, you can at least take solace in the 'accidents happen' view.

    Somethings, you can do everything right and shit still happens, which is why they call them 'accidents'.

    Good job trying to save the day after the fact. Lot of guys would have taken the cowards way out.
     
  13. Aug 21, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    sirwamz

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    You did good on trying to save the dog and so did the cop. I hit a deer a couple months ago and I still remember vividly the last few seconds before I hit her. It still makes me feel sick to my stomach because I love animals. Don't be hard on yourself man, accidents happen. Maybe you can try becoming friends with the dogs owner.
     
  14. Aug 21, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    good job for doing all you could do in the stuation.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    sorry to hear man. at least you did everything you could.

    not to be a prick but really, it was her fault for not keeping her dog under her supervision/inside the house/on a leash.

    your a good man for stopping and an even better man for trying to get them to the vets to try and save the dog.
     
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