BS : I was late for a meeting. It was a Tuesday evening around 7:30 pm and the lighting was pretty dim. I was probably driving a little faster than I should have been. I drove through the intersection of Route 55 and Apex Peakway. Right at that corner is the Wake Med Medical facility. There is a pond in front of the building where the geese like to swim and they are always walking around in the grass near the road eating what ever it is that the geese eat. A lot of times they walk across the street. This is what happened that night.
So you drove through the intersection and you hit a goose that was in the process of crossing the street.
BS : Yes. I did not see him but I knew exactly what happened when I heard and felt the bump on the car.
Was there any damage to the car? Did you have to take your car into a collision repair Salt Lake City?
BS : No there was no real damage so there was no need to take my car to an auto body repair Salt Lake City but the goose was definitely killed.
How did that make you feel?
BS : I felt terrible. Everyone loves those geese. At the time I was worried about making it to the meeting on time so I just kept driving. I remember sitting in that meeting wondering if I had committed a crime and wondering if I should notify someone about what happened.
I don’t think so. I am pretty sure the crime of cruelty to animals requires a level of intent that I don’t think was present. Also the municipality has people on the payroll who’s job it is to pick up animal carcasses. I think you are in the clear.