Man Struck by Truck While Crossing the Street and Carrying His Dog
SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - A 68-year-old man is dead after crossing a road and being hit by a car while carrying his family's pet dog.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says Gilbert Greene and his 66-year-old wife were crossing SR580 in Safety Harbor in the Tampa Bay area Friday evening.
According to investigators, Greene was hit by Ford Ranger driven by 52-year-old Mark Cavanagh. Greene was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
Detectives say neither speed nor impairment appear to be a factor in the crash.
The Greene family's miniature dachshund "Rudi" ran away after the crash. A citizen found the dog still dragging its red leash about two miles from the site of the crash Saturday morning.
The dog has been returned to Greene's wife.
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