Police look for car involved in hit-and-run that injured service dog

Police look for car involved in hit-and-run that injured service dog

Police are hoping the public can help find a car they believe was involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning that injured a service dog walking with a blind man.

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, according to a release. 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, according to the release. Police said Wednesday that the dog suffered a minor paw injury, but will continue to be observed for other complications.

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.