Only on 10: Man searches for missing dog involved in hit-and-run
WARWICK, R.I. (WJAR) —
A Warwick man told NBC 10 News on Friday that he was walking his two dogs when they were all hit by a car on Benedict Road, just feet away from his home.
“I heard a car racing down Washington Street and I could hear it before I saw it,” said Thomas Ryan. “I yelled, ‘Slow down!’ Next thing I know the car was up on this embankment.”
Ryan's 11-year-old border collie, Angus, broke his leg in the accident and may have to be put down because the surgery is too risky for an old dog, he said.
The crash, which occurred on Thursday, also startled his nine-month-old chocolate lab, Kacy. She took off and hasn't been seen since.
“I think she's frightened,” Ryan said. “I'm hoping maybe somebody took her inside. It's real cold.”
Ryan was able to get a good look at the license plate after he was hit, which helped police find the driver, 21-year-old Aiden Curry.
“I don't understand. Why? How you could do this?” Ryan asked.
Police arrested Curry on Thursday and said he admitted to the accident, only after he changed the license plate involved in the crash to another car. He faces several charges, including hit-and-run involving a personal injury, as well as driving on a suspended license.
“How could you strike people and just drive away? There's no excuse for it,” Ryan said, “Seems to be a common thing nowadays.”
Ryan said he has spent the last 24 hours looking for his beloved puppy that may be hiding out in frigid temperatures.
“We got Kacy back in March after our lab that we had for 11 years passed away,” he said.
If Kacy is spotted, Ryan asks that people approach her carefully, as she's likely scared.
“She has a pink harness on her and she has a red leash connected to the harness,” Ryan said.
Anyone who sees Kacy is asked to call Ryan at 617-794-3946, or his wife, Linda, at 617-901-7316.