Published: 09/05/2012 12:30 - Updated: 08/05/2012 13:11

Dog's accident prompts speed plea to drivers

Written byBy KYLE RITCHIE

Callie has made a good recovery after being seriously injured when she was run down by a car.
Callie has made a good recovery after being seriously injured when she was run down by a car.

A MACDUFF woman has urged drivers to heed speed restrictions in residential areas after her beloved dog, Callie, was nearly killed after being struck by a car.

Dawn Jeffrey (36) said her six-month-old border collie’s lungs burst on impact with the vehicle, and her right hind leg was also broken in the incident, which happened outside Ms Jeffrey’s home in Myrus Circle.

She was told by the vet who operated on Callie that the serious injuries sustained by the dog suggested that the car had been travelling faster than the 20mph speed limit at Myrus.

Ms Jeffrey told ‘The Banffshire Journal’: "My boys had been playing out in the front garden with a ball, and the dog was with them.

"The ball bounced over the fence, and when one of the boys opened the gate to retrieve it, Callie bounded out, ran onto the road and was hit by the car."

See this week's edition of 'The Banffshire Journal' for full story.
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