A shattered western Sydney family have been left devastated over the death of their dog during a police car chase.
Lionel Miranda walked his Doberman in St Marys everyday for 12 years until an accident killed Pup on Thursday.
It’s alleged the driver of a white Subaru, a 16-year-old unsupervised L-plater, failed to stop at Whalan and police gave chase.
As Mr Miranda prepared to cross the road on Kurrajong Road, North St Marys he alleges the car came towards him.
“The first thing I said in my mind is, ‘oh my God, he’s coming too quick,” he said.
“Then I seen my dog hidden behind, stuck behind the back wheel of a car where he had been thrown.”
Pup died instantly while Mr Miranda was fortunate to walk away with small cuts and bruises.
The teen was arrested at a property close by on Lethbridge Street soon afterwards.
Mr Miranda told Seven News the teen was smiling as the dog was hit and the impact sent Pup flying almost 15 metres.
The teen was granted bail on Friday and will face court next week.