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Really, really sad dog story - you are warned

NEW YORK (AP) -- A street-sweeping truck roaring down a Bronx street sucked up a dog and killed her as her owner held the leash.

Ginger, center, a Boston terrier, was killed by a street-sweeping truck in the Bronx on Thursday.

Robert Machin said he had just finished walking his two Boston terriers and was about to put them into his car when the truck appeared Thursday morning. The retired transit worker said he was suddenly whipped around and saw one of the dogs, Ginger, being swallowed by the sweeper's round bristles.

"I went berserk at that moment because I couldn't believe what had occurred," he said Saturday.

Machin said he yelled at the driver to stop, but the truck kept going. He and friends chased the truck for 2 Ĺ blocks before catching up with it. Ginger's slight body was later pulled from the sweeper.

The city Department of Sanitation called the death "a rare and unfortunate accident."

A heartbroken Machin questioned whether the driver was observing proper procedures, saying the truck seemed to barreling through the street at an unsafe speed.

The heartbroken Machin, 57, choked up as he described losing Ginger. With his children grown, he said, "These two dogs, they're my life."

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So very very very sad.

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My heart breaks for that man....and his remaining companion......geez, that's really sad.

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Oh how horrible. I can't imagine his agony, losing his companion in such a horrible way. God bless him and that poor baby.

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That is an awful freak accident. Horrible. He probably felt awful since he was right there when it happened - poor man!

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Words fell me. I would be giving them a large piece of my mind.


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I can't imagine how heartbreaking it must have been. So sad.

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That is so sad and scary. May everyone be very aware of where their furbabies are at all times after reading that.


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That is very sad. Kinda wierd too---makes you wonder why both the driver and the guy were not more observant of each other,and why the dog was in the street? Sad---very sad.

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