On July 4, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision on the Denali Highway near Cantwell. Investigation revealed the woman was parked near the side of the highway when her dog crossed the highway in front of the truck. The woman was struck by the semi when she interceded between the dog and the semi. Passer-bys provided first aid until Cantwell medics arrived. She was later flown to Providence Alaska Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries
Report taken from Alaska Dispatch News.
Traveling Safely with Pets
It’s usually a good idea to crate your dog when riding in the car. You’ll be less distracted while driving which is safer for both of you. It also prevents your dog from becoming a projectile if you have to stop fast, also reducing the chance of injury for both of you.
Motorist are expected to use a reasonable amount of care on the road. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s lack of care-or negligence- you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries or other damages. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Ringstad Law Office, P.C.