Saw a street accident today - poor dog! Bad bus driver!

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    Dec 09, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    It was 12:35 today and we were having lunch in the outdoor patio at Rosie's restaurant in Wilton Manors, Florida. Suddenly there was a loud thud sound, and a commotion as people started yelling: "It's an accident!"

    We couldn't see the street from our table because of shrubbery, so I ran out and saw this poor dog struggling in the middle of the 4 lanes of Wilton Drive, our local main road. Other people had already rushed into the street, quite a crowd gathering. Another dog was frantically trying to get near the prone one, and bystanders told me a guy was walking his 2 dogs when a car hit them. I don't know if he was trying to cross the street mid-block, or if the hit dog had gotten loose.

    In the meantime a transit bus came along, in all this confusion of people running everywhere, trying to help, cars pulling over to render assistance, not sure of the full situation yet. And the bus driver started honking his horn, and waving at people to clear away from his path. And he literally pushed his way through the crowd, people having to make way for his bus, yelling at him, he shaking his fist back at them.

    There wasn't anything I could do to help at the scene except add to the turmoil, but I went back to Rosie's and contacted Broward County Transit. They got a full report, of the bus route number, the bus number itself, the exact time, location, direction, etc.

    I told them not only did the bus driver impede the rendering of assistance at the scene, but imperiled people by forcing his way through the crowd. Furthermore I questioned whether county bus regulations required him to report an accident and remain at the scene until police arrived, since a human was involved. Lastly, I suggested he might have witnessed the moment of the impact, since he couldn't have been more than 3 or 4 blocks away, and as a witness was under legal obligation to stop and provide his name to police. My hope is they discipline him.

    I'm not sure how to learn the fate of the dog, but I'll look into it. By the time I got off the phone the dog had been removed, and no one remained on the scene. I never did hear a police siren.
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    Dec 09, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said

    We couldn't see the street from our table because of shrubbery, so I ran out...



    There you go again, ignoring your doctor's orders. Rest, Art, rest...NO RUNNING! icon_wink.gif


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    Dec 09, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYes, I can corroborate this story.

    The dog was actually one of our special agents - Agent Fang - who we had dispatched into the Wilton Manors area for surveillance purposes.

    Central Command has listed his status as "Field Operations" which basically means that he has not reported in to home base yet.

    Your lame attempt at humor is stupid, heartless, cruel, unfunny, but... par for the course for you. Just disgusting.
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    Dec 09, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Art_Deco said

    We couldn't see the street from our table because of shrubbery, so I ran out...

    There you go again, ignoring your doctor's orders. Rest, Art, rest...NO RUNNING! icon_wink.gif

    Well, I wasn't exactly doing the 100-Meter Sprint. The sidewalk was just around the corner from our table, I didn't have to go 100 feet. Perhaps "rushed" would have been better than "run" since I had to do some broken-field maneuvers around tables.

    BTW, verdict from oncologist was good this morning, and he showed me an image of my radiation seed implants inside me. Placement was perfect.

    The issue of additional cancers was discussed, I may share that later, since I brought it up in another thread. But right now I wanna talk about the behavior of that bus driver.