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Could be for lots of reasons. Out for a walk, playing outside and chased after the car or just wandered off without OP noticing.

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29 if anything was 100% preventable we wouldn't have pregnancy when they use a condom and or birth control. Nothing is 100% preventable

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Wow, you two who are stating that the owner of the dog/the dog are at fault have obviously never had pets or just don't care about animals. There are plenty of reasons why the dog might've been in the wrong place at the wrong time. This could've been the first time the owner didn't see what their pet was doing, and maybe the pet got spooked/confused and didn't know what to do. Also, if this is a residential area, those driving should drive slow and watch for children/pets. Are you saying that if

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49- are you a parent? I'm guessing you're not because if you were you'd know it's impossible to keep track of your child's every movement 100% of the time. Accidents happen.

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45 - Wow the same thought process is going on in my head right now, what kind of IDIOT do you have to be to state that a dog (or a child!) being run over is the owner/parents fault? Are you even kidding me? No situation is a 100% preventable, things happen ACCIDENTS happen and the fact that these people are actually saying that "they shouldn't have been in the street" are obviously mentally impaired. As much as you'd like to control every single situation, circumstances happen and pets

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60- On two separate occasions I have seen children alone outside without shoes. Children see parents using the door, sometimes they obviously figure it out.

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61- While I agree their grammar nazi-ness is annoying, your claim is false, and kind of close-minded. The country of South Africa is made largely of English speakers. The commenter simply forgot a word. just because somebody is from a different continent or country doesn't necessarily mean they don't speak English.

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61, I was correcting myself. English is my first language, as it is for many other South Africans. I just accidentally left out a word.

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"My dog's stomach was very upset so I put him in the car and we went to the vet. And on our way to the vet... I killed a cat! Isn't that ironic?" -Bo Burnham

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I agree with all the people saying that nothing is 100% preventable. Accidents do happen. Also, there are sick people out there who like to hurt animals (and people too). My cat was recently hit by a car and security footage from a nearby school shows my cat was never actually on the road, and some sick fuck swerved onto the sidewalk to hit her.

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29- Good or not, it isn't OP's fault. The driver-in a rush or not- should have been paying attention to the road in front of him. Animal's have minds of their own and if the dog wandered into the street, that isn't OP's fault. Again, the driver should have been paying attention to the road in front of him.

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#45, I think it's more the owner's fault than the driver's, if you had to put someone at fault. First, there's no indication that this was in a residential area. Second, it's not the driver's fault that a dog ran out in front of him, and since we can't really blame the dog (being a creature without the ability to think critically), then it would have to fall on the owner for making the mistake of letting the dog get out. In multiple states there is even a law saying that you can get fined for n

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45 - to compare a pet to a child is ridiculous. And anyhow if your child is that young to not know not to play in the street with cars then you should not be idiotic enough to let your child play unsupervised 58 - by the time it's hard to not keep track of your child they are at the age to know not to play in the street. If they don't know that then you're doing something wrong as a parent 87 - the driver should have been paying attention yes, however he is not 100% at fault. As an owner come

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I think it was just an inappropriate slip-up. He probably tried to cover up his awkwardness with a joke, which clearly did not help the situation. Sorry about your dog, OP. :'(

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Offered money? To replace the dog? Our neighbor's dog ate both our guinea pigs and she said "Well I'll buy you new ones." That's stupid, animals are irreplaceable.

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22- not necessarily to replace it, just as a form of compensation. Most people offered money in this situation would not take it anyway, but it makes the apology more sincere.

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I didn't read the username. I was hoping the dog was just injured so money would help with the vet bills. Now I'm sad :(

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Or, considering he was already on the way to the emergency vet, he could have taken the poor dog with to even give him a sliver of a chance of survival.

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What are the odds the dog was on a leash in the middle of the street? I'd say use your brain and we can infer it wasn't on a Leah. And if it was. OP, why have your dog in the middle of the street on a leash.

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the dog could have lunged for something across the street. my dog has done that with me. you just let go of the leash on impulse :/

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90 if you're walking your dog in the middle of the road and leaving a loose leash when a car comes by you shouldn't own a pet

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I was thinking the same thing about carpool but if it would be faster I would rather put my dogs chances of survival being higher than worrying about have an awkward car ride. I say it would be worth the awkwardness just to give the dog a better chance.

FYL OP. I don't think anyone deserves that. I don't even fully blame the guy. He was probably feeling awkward and tried to lighten the moment and it just failed. Still, no one deserves that. Sorry about your dog.

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That is ironic, but I hope your dog is okay. He should've offered you a ride to the vet also since he was already on his way there.

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If I had been offered a ride to the vet I would have avoided it completely, I wouldn't get it to a strangers car no matter what happened, I'd just phone my parents. Shame about her dog though :/

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