Amazon agrees to pay £2,000 after company's speeding driver runs over Elizabeth Hurley's two-year-old dog
Amazon has finally given in to 53-year-old Elizabeth Hurley's demands and agreed to pay the veterinary bill
After a nine-month-long legal battle, actress Elizabeth Hurley has secured a win against Amazon with a payout worth £2,000. The debacle began last year after a driver for Amazon's courier company ran over Hurley's beloved dog Hector. The incident took place around December on a private road on the actress' Herefordshire estate and is believed to have left Hurley "devastated". The incident had proven to be near fatal for the two-year-old Labrador who was left with a collapsed lung and a broken leg.
However, months following the accident, Amazon has finally given in to the 53-year-old English actress' demands, as per latest reports, which suggest that the online company has agreed to pay the veterinary bill.
"Elizabeth was absolutely devastated. She had arranged for the walker to take him out with two of our other dogs. The next thing I heard was Hector howling," the actor's sister Katie Hurley told The Mail on Sunday. "He had staggered back to the house. He collapsed and was bleeding in my arms. We thought we were going to lose him. It was just hideous."
"The vet came and thankfully saved his life, which is miraculous. We nearly lost him because of this man’s appalling driving," Katie said, explaining how the driver was going "too fast" on the private road, where a speed limit cannot be enforced.
Hurley's family had reportedly filed for Amazon to pay the veterinary bill. Although the company had initially refused, ultimately, Amazon gave in, agreeing to pay the sum of £2,000. According to Hurley's sister, the online company reached an agreement regarding the bill "pretty quickly" once legal action was threatened.
Responding to the incident, however, an Amazon spokesperson said: "This incident does not reflect our high standards for customer obsession and we will ensure that it is resolved to the full satisfaction of the customer."