Sunday, February 13, 2005

Hit and Run on Jefferson

It happened about eight o'clock Thursday morning in the blink of an eye. After darting into the street, the mutt didn't quite make it across Jefferson Avenue in rush hour traffic. Instead, the dog ran directly under the front wheel of a slow-moving car, whose driver, an elderly black woman, hit the brakes in time to stop her vehicle from rolling over the animal completely. The dog then managed to twist its body around, in one blurred motion, and run the opposite direction, almost getting hit a second time by a north-bound pickup truck. Last seeen, the mongrel was moving at full speed down a side street, running on three legs.