Hit-and-run driver sought after injuring woman, killing dog in Redondo Beach

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a hit-and-run driver who hit a woman and killed her dog in Redondo Beach.

Lindsay Harrie continues to recover from a sprained knee and other bumps and bruises she suffered after being hit. Harrie and her husband, Steve, treasure family photos of their little dog, Kira.

"She was our baby. Even during the whole situation I just kept saying my baby is gone. She was our little girl," Harrie said.

Surveillance video captured the scene, which happened during a regular morning walk in the neighborhood on Dec. 7. Harrie and her terrier mix were crossing the street in the crosswalk at Slauson and Grant avenues when a dark gray Nissan sedan hit them and took off.

"You get scared in those instances and you may not know what to do, but I don't feel like there was any reason not to stop and check on a person," Harrie said.

Kira was a rescue dog that the couple adopted from the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center just six months ago. Harrie even set up an Instagram account for Kira.

"She was really special. You could tell that she had these eyes - that you could read them and you knew what she was feeling. She knew that we loved her, and everyone that came in contact with her just fell in love with her instantly," she said.

The couple adopted a new dog named Luna, but Harrie still hopes that the hit-and-run driver who took Kira's life will come forward.

Anyone with more information can call the Redondo Beach Police Department at (310) 318-0621.
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