Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - A Chihuahua died in an accident with a bicycle in Stuttgart.

"During the overtaking process, the dog leash got caught in the bike, creating a strong pulling force on the dog collar," the police reported on Saturday.

A veterinarian could only determine the death of the dog.

The cyclist apologized to the 77-year-old dog owner and drove away.

The woman had been on a sidewalk and bike path on Friday evening.

According to the information, the cyclist was said to have been a young man.

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