DHL Informative - DHL Hit and Killed My Dog
DENVER, COLORADO -- On May 4th of this year a DHL Driver (The Fleet Inc.) delivered a package to my home in Castle Rock, Colorado. I live in Castle Pines Village, a private gated community. As the driver was leaving my driveway she ran over my 4 month old puppy. Both my 13 year old son and I witnessed this event and tried to stop the Drive. The incident started when I opened my front door right after the Driver had rang the door bell and left the package. My dog followed her to her van as I opened the door. I immediately called the dog (at this point the Driver is less than 15 to 25 feet away.) The driver ignored my repeated calls to her and the puppy as she was returning from my front porch to her an. During this time the puppy was barking at her and I am yelling at her and the dog and she looked down to acknowledge the dog. She had left her van running (against DHL policy) so that when she got in her vehicle she was able to back up quickly and carelessly out of my driveway. I chased after the Driver and yelled at her to stop, but she kept backing out of my driveway. As she left the driveway and pulled away (I continued calling her) she stopped to look over her dashboard, then pulled forward and hit my dog. I then ran and picked up the dog and she stopped about 30 to 50 feet down the road and returned to my house as my son and I prepared to take the dog to hospital where it died. I called DHL the afternoon of May 4th to report that my dog had been hit and killed and her boss Terry (last name unknown) said she had reported it and said she saw the dog prior to leaving my driveway. In later calls to DHL, the company has accepted no responsibility and will not acknowledge my concern about their lack of safety when leaving a driveway or driving in a private residential area.