On the way into work this morning I hit a dog with my car. The incident happened on a busy duel carriageway, with no houses along it. The dog ran out in front of a lorry in the inside lane which managed not to hit it, carried on into the outside lane where I hit it. I'd started braking and hit it into the central reservation. The dog was lying senseless (I've no idea if I killed it). Luckily the traffic behind me didn't all crash into each other as I braked. Now, not thinking straight I carried on to the next junction where I pulled off and called the police (there was no hard shoulder on that stretch of road). They took my details, asked me whether the dog was dead (of which I have no idea), and said they would send someone to recover the dog. They said they would call me on my mobile if they needed to get hold of me. Now in hindsight after getting my pulse down to a manageable level and after I'd stopped shaking (I've got two dogs myself), I realise I should have taken the dog in my car to a vet at the time. But with it being a really busy duel carriageway (one of the main arteries into the city), I stupidly was more concerned about the traffic. Am I liable for anything? Whether it's vet fees if the dog wasn't dead (it wasn't moving, so I don't know if it was dead or not), or leaving the scene of an accident? I left so I could pull over and call the police without causing a massive traffic jam (it was rush hour). I'm already feeling really guilty about hitting the dog. Apart from the fact I love dogs, it was the same size as my little terrier.