A family in Raleigh, North Carolina, is mourning the loss of their beloved German shepherd, who died after being struck by a UPS driver who was allegedly speeding on their private residential street. As reported by ABC 11 News, Gucci, a highly trained protection dog, was killed while standing next to Kelly Gibbs’ daughter.
In an exclusive interview, Gibbs tells the news agency that she believes that Gucci was protecting her daughter from the speeding UPS truck when he was hit, she said:
I think he took the brunt of the blow so that my daughter didn’t have to. This wouldn’t have happened had he not been speeding.”
“He did what he was trained to do until the very end,”
UPS has stated that the driver is upset about what happened…even though Gibbs has stated that the driver did not stop after striking and killing their dog.
The situation remains under investigation. Gibbs hopes that the trucks will slow down. She tells ABC 11:
“We want, as a family the most, for these massive trucks that are flying through neighborhoods to slow down and follow the speed limits in the neighborhood,” she said. “This could have been my child.”
(Screenshots via ABC 11 News)
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