Twitch streamer gets banned after appearing to run over dog during livestream
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A Polish influencer has been banned from Twitch after appearing to run over a dog with her car.
Streamer Sidneuke was in the middle of a live broadcast while driving when she hit and injured a dog, according to Dexerto.
To make matters worse, she was looking down at her phone when the incident happened.
The livestream video caught her getting back in her car and driving off.
In the February 17 video, she then ranted about the dog's owner, blaming them for the animal being loose.
You can see the video below, but be warned: It makes for graphic viewing.
Streamerka przejechała psa podczas prowadzenia relacji na platformie Twitch pic.twitter.com/XNqwLbwa7Y— Szymon (@siebor_) February 17, 2023
In the clip, she can be heard saying in Polish: "Jesus, how many dogs are here? Some of them must be in heat.
"If someone lets dogs out, it's not a one-off situation.
"These dogs are constantly on the street.
"I'm saying straight away that dogs shouldn't be free. This is wrong and against the law."
She added: "You can't leave dogs unattended."
Her Twitch account has since been deactivated, with her site now reading: "This channel is currently unavailable due to a violation of Twitch’s Community Guidelines or Terms of Service."
Even though her account has been nixed, the video made its way to Reddit and Twitter and it did not go down well.
The streamer, sidneuke, was driving and looking at Twitch chat on her phone before seemingly hitting something with her car, prompting the sound of a whimpering animal— MEMO 🛰 🚀 (@SpaceX_O) February 18, 2023
Her Twitch channel is currently banned, likely for distracted driving. https://t.co/IgtAa2kYKr
The saddest part is this was totally avoidable. Sincerely hope she loses her license, might help her have better judgement in future. https://t.co/XcHzYY4zsL— 𝕻𝖘𝖞𝖈𝖍𝖔𝕶𝖎𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖍 (@PsychoKiitteh) February 19, 2023
One user said: "I'm glad she's permanently banned, disgusting behaviour. Why are you using your f**king phone while driving. So f**king dumb."
They added: "Her drivers licence should be taken away. I hate anyone that texts and drives, they deserve hell."
A second commented: "Why the f**k was she driving and texting. My god why are some people so f**king dumb."
A third replied: "The saddest part is this was totally avoidable. Sincerely hope she loses her licence, might help her have better judgement in future."
DID SHE EVEN BOTHER TO HELP IT?!!? THIS HEARTBREAKING AND INFURIATING!!!!!— Hellboy (@Hellboy484) February 18, 2023
According to Polsta News, the Lower Silesian Inspectorate for Animal Protection confirmed it will apply to the prosecutor's office to have her charged.
"We decided to notify the prosecutor's office in this case," a representative said.
"The first issue that is beyond doubt is that dogs should not run free. However, since they were already running, then: [she] should [have] stopped and reacted."
They added: "It's empathy and social duty."
Twitch has been approached for comment. Sidneuke was unable to be contacted.