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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dog hit could have been a child

In response to Bob Peart’s inconsiderate letter regarding the dog (Cooper) that was killed by a speeding driver on Cayuga Circle on Sept. 13, the fact is, the driver who hit Cooper could very easily have hit a child. Cooper was a very large and slow-moving dog.

A small child who may have wandered away from his parents’ attention and into the street would have been at much greater risk of being hit due to being considerably smaller and less visible.

The driver was speeding down a quiet residential street, hit Cooper, and took off without even stopping. Next time you want to wag your finger at someone to state the obvious, remember that you don’t know all the facts.

We live in a small and caring community where not every road is a speedway. This is not a perfect world. Please take the time to feel some compassion for the pain being suffered by those who have lost a member of their family.

Any way you look at it, this was a hit-and-run incident, and, facts and emotions aside, that is very wrong.

Julie Parker