Loose Dog In Car Causes Indiana Truck Crash

November 2, 2011

Have you ever met a person that has a pet that runs the show by constantly demanding attention? Many times the owners of said pets are willing to do anything to appease their pooch or feline. What happens though, when pleasing your pet puts you both in danger?

Take, for instance, a truck crash that occurred in New Castle, Indiana, after a driver lost control because of an unsecured dog in the vehicle. According to WISHTV 8 News, the crash happened last Thursday at around 4:15 PM on Indiana Highway 38.

The 17-year-old driver of the GMC pickup involved in the single-vehicle crash said he was heading east along the highway, accompanied by his uncle, to take his two dogs to a vet appointment. The young man said one of the dogs bumped his arm and caused him to loose control of the truck. The vehicle careened off the road and collided with a power pole.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Henry County Hospital, where he was treated and released. The boy’s uncle was taken there as well, but doctors later determined he had suffered head and internal injuries. They decided the man would receive better care at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, and had him transferred.

The Indiana Auto Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to urge drivers to keep themselves, their pets, and other on the road safe by always restraining your pet in the car with either a modified seat belt attachment or a crate.

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