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Owner watches pit bull get killed by MTA bus after running into Church Ave.

August 21, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Eagle file photo by Paula Katinas
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An MTA bus driver on Aug. 15 accidentally struck and killed a pit bull that broke free from its owner and darted into the street. Jose Rivera kept 2-year-old Rasco in a tractor-trailer parked at a lot on Church Avenue between Chester Avenue and Story Street on the Kensington-Borough Park border.

He was about to take the canine to the vet for an ear infection when Rasco ran into the street, Rivera told the Brooklyn Paper. The driver of a B35 bus, pulling into a nearby stop, rolled over the dog as his owner watched from the sidewalk. Cops ruled that the fatal crash was an accident, although authorities noted that Rasco was off his leash at the time, the Brooklyn Paper reported. Rivera, who had the dog cremated at Pet Haven Animal Hospital in Ditmas Park, said, “He’s what keeps me going. When you lose something, it messes you up.”

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