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    Saturday, July 20, 2024

    Beloved dog died alone, victim of a hit-and-run driver

    North Bridebrook Road in East Lyme has three stop signs where North Bridebrook Road meets Applewood Common. On June 16, a reckless driver hit and killed my beloved dog. Yes, my dog should not have been crossing the road at night, but sometimes animals escape and wander. This is even more distressing since it occurred in a residential area where the speed limit is 25 miles per hour.

    My dog had arthritis, so he had to be slowly crossing the road. The driver must have been speeding or not paying attention. A harmless dog, who never hurt anyone and loved human attention, died alone on a cold road. One could say, “It’s only a dog,” but this dog was a beloved member of my family and deserved better. If you ever hit someone’s family pet, please have the courtesy to look for a name tag (my dog had one with my phone number) and contact the owner.

    Jay Ginsberg

    East Lyme

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