A Michigan boy, trying to capture his dog who escaped from home, was killed by a car in Westland on Saturday night. According to Fox 2 Detroit News, the 10-year-old boy, identified as Gage Carter, was chasing after his dog “Stitch,” when they were both hit by a car traveling on Wayne Road.
The car which struck the pair was driven by a 69-year-old woman, reported Click on Detroit News. It is not believed that the woman was impaired by drugs or alcohol. A family member told a local news source that Stitch bolted out of the house when a family friend opened a door…the child chased after his dog, who ran directly onto the road nearby.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help the family pay for the little boy’s funeral. The GoFundMe fundraiser description states:
Tonight God took another angel way too soon. Gage Carter was chasing his dog (his best friend) that had got loose and they both were hit by a truck and taken from us way too soon. The family is going to need us all to pull together and help them through this VERY hard time.
This is so sad, condolences to the family I can’t imagine the heartbreak.
So very sad. Rest in peace, Gage and Stitch.
This family who is in mourning Raised a Loving, Gentle , and Caring young man, Who was never going to be a cruel, uncaring, criminal minded, individual that would harm an animal, or another human…. HE GAVE his SOUL for the dog HE LOVED SO MUCH!!! They are together forever! His family are Blessed to have had such a Wonderful Son and Friend to his Pet!!!!
You stated this very well, pennysdachshund.
Spoken from the Heart! It is clear that these Two were Bonded in both heart and soul and sad and heartbreaking as this incident is, there is also a small sense of comfort knowing their love and companionship continued into the hereafter!! I feel such remorse for his entire family and that little woman who hit them Too!
Another case of a good person leaving this earth much too soon. One has to ask why does this happen.
I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who notices this unfair strike in life.
Penny’sdachshund, what a beautiful comment. I do believe that our dogs wait for us in Heaven. Stitch doesn’t have to wait for Gage, they walked through the gate together. How terribly sad for his family. My heart aches for them.
Working in the medical field for almost 30 years I was often so torn up myself over the untimely and horrific accidents leaving devastation and families torn to the very end of what any person should have to endure !!! This is one of those situations !!! I am glad I was not there as this very well could have been the one that would have broken Me!!! I too believe they walked and were met at the gate by the Higher Power to Welcome such a devoted pair!!! I Know his family is Not Short of Blessed to have had this young man in their lives.
I think of them often; and In My own heart I just know they are both together and at peace. Loving each other all the time
Ditto that 100 times over, Lorrie
Very well said pennysdachshund……So sorry for the family that is left behind….they lost two members…
I am so sad to hear this. OUR father in heaven has them both. I pray for your family to have the strength through this time.<3
Heartbreaking, Bless you both Gage and Stitch. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
They are together. I hope the family will find some comfort in that. RIP youngster with your best friend.
I’m so sorry for your loss of your precious son (Gage) and your beloved pet,(Stitch)
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Very sorry for the loss of this little boy and his beloved pet..
I hope the family will bury the dog with his buddy that loved him so much. I think that’s the way it should be since he died trying to save his pet.
My heart absolutely breaks for this family. In this time of so much turmoil and division, we can all be as one in recognizing the simple unquestioning love of a young Boy for his pet and best friend, his Dog. Tragic that they both lost their lives, but they are together forever.
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