Saanich Police seek driver who struck pair of dogs

Border collie and Belgian shepherd die as a result of being struck by vehicle in a crosswalk

  • Dec. 7, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Two dogs were killed when they were struck by a vehicle at Grange Road and Interurbarn Road.

Saanich Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed two dogs in a crosswalk.

Police report a man was walking his two dogs in the 4000 block of Grange Road at 7 a.m. Dec. 2. As the man went to step out into the marked crosswalk at Interurban Road a passing vehicle struck both dogs.

Acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie said the driver stopped briefly to ask the man if he was OK before leaving the scene. The man took his dogs home, where his border collie died of her injuries. A Belgian shepherd was taken to a veterinarian, where she also died from her injuries.

“In this particular case the owner was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk, had his dogs leashed, had a light on himself and had even put lights on his dogs,” said Leslie. “We’re asking anyone with information to please come forward so we can identify the driver involved.”

The driver is described as a white male in his early 20s with blonde hair. He was driving a newer, blue two-door sedan that may have sustained some damage to the front end.

Anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle in the incident is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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