Dog owner should take responsibility

On July 2, someone’s dog “bulldozed” my husband while he was riding his bike near the Patterson border.

On July 2, someone’s dog “bulldozed” my husband while he was riding his bike near the Patterson border.

The person responsible for the dog did nothing to help his friend get him into a vehicle so that he could be taken to the hospital.

Furthermore, the person did not leave his name or his phone number so that he could be contacted. My husband was in such severe pain, he omitted to ask the person for contact information.

Thanks to this misbehaved dog, my husband, who is self-employed, is unable to work for the next six weeks.  We had to put on hold all of our summer holiday plans.

He spent five days in the hospital and suffered serious injuries: broken ribs, a punctured lung, fractures in his hip and severe bruising.  I shudder to think what could have been- a broken neck or back, injuries to the internal organs, the list goes on and on.

His helmet was totally destroyed, thankfully saving him from serious head injuries. I was out of town when the accident happened and we have to thank some very kind and considerate friends who took care of him till I could fly home.

If that person has any courage and decency, he will contact us, apologize and offer some kind of compensation for the actions of his dog.

We are in the Rossland phone book.

Francine Weigeldt

Rossland