The actor Elizabeth Hurley has received compensation from Amazon after her pet dog was run over by a delivery driver, her sister has said.
Her two-year-old Labrador, Hector, was said to have suffered a collapsed lung and broken leg in the incident at Hurley’s Herefordshire estate last December.
The 53-year-old’s sister, Katie Hurley, told the Mail on Sunday the actor was “absolutely devastated” at the time, and that the family feared the pet would not pull through.
“The vet came and thankfully saved his life, which is miraculous,” she said. “We nearly lost him because of this man’s appalling driving.”
The family asked Amazon to pay the vet bills – which reportedly totalled £2,000 – but the firm initially refused, she added.
Amazon agreed to pay the bill “pretty quickly” after legal action was threatened, Katie Hurley said.
The company told the Mail that the van was contracted, but said the matter would be resolved to the satisfaction of the customer.