This wasn't the first time I've seen nor heard this type of accident... some weren't that lucky. My co-worker needed to be on sick leave for a long time to let his bruises and fractured hand heal. Also, I witnessed an unconscious man being carried by paramedics after hitting a dog in a fast lane. The dog also wasn't that lucky, since it was crawling to the sidewalk, dragging both it's hind legs likely being badly hurt during the accident. And these were only few of the incidents I heard and personally witnessed in road misfortunes involving stray dogs.
|Not to mention... stray goats! :-)|
Here are some things a motorist can do to avoid animal accidents on road:
- Slow down and be anticipative of dogs and other animals' behavior when being spotted near the road.
- Blow your horn to get the animals attention and shoo them away.
- If, by chance, you came across residents of the nearby community, try asking them to tell the owners to please restrain or tie their dogs or animals and prevent them from being on the road.
- If no action was taken, report the situation to the nearest government dog pound or animal control for proper problem solution.