Was driving with my then boyfriend when a dog ran out in the road and was barking at my car. I veered to try to miss it but almost went off the road in the process. My boyfriend said to me “if the dog wants to commit suicide then let him but don’t wreck your car over a dog”.
He is correct and since then I keep my eyes on the road and drive strait ahead. Not going to wreck my car for a dog or a person on a bicycle but if they hit me it’s their fault.
Had a black lab run head first into the side of my car on Route 6 as I was heading towards Middletown.
Surprised the crap outta me.
One second I’m tooling long at 55, next thing I hear is “Clunk” and i see a dog sliding across the road behind me.
I pull over, put on the hazards and looked the car over.
Small dent, nothing much.
Dog was fine, oddly enough.
And pleased as punch that people were talking to him.
We found his owner and asked them to take him for a looksie at the vet.
Dunno if they did, they never contacted me about it.