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Service dog injured in hit-and-run crash in Madison

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 13:16:59-04
MADISON, Wis. (WISC) -- A service dog was injured and a blind man narrowly escaped injury Tuesday morning when a driver ran a red light in Madison, police tell WISC-TV.
 
WISC-TV reports the 57-year-old Madison man was on his way to work around 7:45 a.m. with his service dog, a 9-year-old Labrador retriever. The man and his dog were in a crosswalk on West Johnson Street at North Mills Street with a walk light on when a driver ran a red light while eastbound on West Johnson Street.
The driver was operating a small blue car and did not stop, police said.
 
The 57-year-old suffered minor injuries, but his service dog suffered at least a front leg injury, according to the release. An officer drove the man and his dog to a veterinarian.
 
Madison police are reviewing downtown cameras to try to identify the car and driver. They ask anyone who can help ID the car or the driver to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.