(FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: Lucy’s owner contacted WSB overnight – his story, and photos of her, can be found here)
From a reader, still shaken by what they saw tonight, and anonymous by request:
I was driving northbound on California at about 7:30 PM. At the intersection of California and Dakota, I saw the car (some sort of sedan) in front of me swerve to barely miss a guy who was crossing the street, from the NW corner to the NE corner. Then I saw his medium size white, furry dog fly up in the air as the car hit her. I couldn’t believe it when the car kept going northbound. The guy started screaming, and I chose to stop and try to help him vs. going after the car. As we were calling to find the location of an emergency vet hospital that would be open, the dog, whom I learned was Lucy, died on the sidewalk. The guy lived close by, and his wife and a friend came to help take her home. He was exceptionally upset. Another pedestrian stopped to offer support. A really bad scene.
We asked if the witness had any more detailed description of the car; they did not, nor do they know if the dog’s owner has reported this to police. We have a message out to police to ask about it (and if the driver perhaps turned herself/himself in later) but may not be able to find that out before tomorrow – unless someone who reads this has more information.