A devastated dog owner is appealing for information after her beloved pet was killed in a car collision.
Sabrina Neal, of Parker Road, was walking her four-year-old pug Angel on Tuesday, February 24 in her street when tragedy struck.
She said Angel, who was on a lead, bolted out towards the road before colliding with a white car.
Angel was taken to the vets but died later that afternoon.
Mrs Neal said: “I can’t begin to explain how upset I am. I only had Angel for nine months.
“I was walking her down Parker Road on her lead and noticed a car coming up on the road quite fast. I didn’t think anything of it.
“Angel suddenly bolted out towards the road. I tried to lock the lead but couldn’t do so in time.”
Mrs Neal told the
She said: “When the car struck Angel it spun her on her feet before carrying on up the road. I screamed at the driver. I was unable to get the car’s registration number plate.
“I don’t know what made Angel bolt out towards the road but the driver should have stopped.
“The vets said Angel suffered serious injuries and her diaphragm was crushed. She died quite quickly and there was a tyre mark on her stomach.”
Following the incident Mrs Neal informed the police.
Jennifer Nuttall, spokeswoman for Sussex Police, said: “Police were informed at 2pm on February 25 that a dog had been hit by a car on Parker Road in Hastings about 10.15am on February 24.
“The dog died at the vets later on the afternoon of February 24. The dog owner reported the car was a white seven seater Peugeot but didn’t stop after it collided with the pug.
“Anyone who saw what happened or has any information is asked to contact police on firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 801 of 25/02.”