The driver was driving down Percy St. just before 8 p.m. when a black Lab ran across in front of him and was hit. The driver stopped to check on the animal and found him still alive. The injured dog and the driver were only seconds from the Northumberland Veterinary offices but the dog was too heavy to get into the back of the truck.
For 10 minutes the driver watched as others drove by. Some ignored the situation; others opened their windows to hurl obscenities at the driver whose truck, with its lights flashing, was blocking part of the southbound lane.
Finally a young woman stopped and went back to get Dr. Chiunti.
The good news - the dog escaped with little more than scrapes and bruises and is back home.
The bad news - we have one more example of how little care we sometimes give to the feelings and needs of others.