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Neighbors concerned about speeding after dog involved in hit-and-run

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Max is recovering after being involved in a hit-and-run in Bristol (WFSB) Max is recovering after being involved in a hit-and-run in Bristol (WFSB)
BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

A dog in Bristol was recently hit by a car that never stopped, and neighbors said speeding is an issue in their area.

It was a story only on Channel 3 on Friday, but now Eyewitness News has learned that at least four dogs have been hit, one killed, in the past 10 years in the same area.

Rick Carello’s dog was killed by a car that didn’t stop on Mountain View Avenue in Bristol about 10 years ago.

But he said, to this day, speeding continues to be a problem in the area.

“Terrible. Speed up and down. All hours of the day and night, it's a big problem,” Carello said.

If you hit a dog, it is the state law to stop and tell the owner. If there is nobody around, you have to at least report it to the police.

Carello spoke out after his neighbor’s dog, 11-month-old Max, was hit last week.

He was hit by a pick-up truck and the driver never stopped.

The husky was in an oxygen tank after being hit so his breathing could be monitored, and now he is back home.

“It's absurd how fast people drive on this street," said Sammy Ramos, Max’s owner.

Carello other neighbors had dogs hit in the last few years, and also said there have been cars parked along the street that have been hit too.

“It's potentially a serious problem, I am surprised some children haven't been hit considering there are no sidewalks,” Carello said.

Neighbors said people like to cut through the street because all of the shopping that runs parallel to the street.

Bristol police said they will continue to add patrols in the area.

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