RV Crash on I-75; Troopers Rescue Escaped Dog
Responding to accident scenes on I-75 is a routine part of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's job.
But they aren't called upon to be dogcatchers very often.
A couple from Bonita Springs was traveling northbound in an RV yesterday with four dogs and a cat, when Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the left front tire blew, causing the RV to veer toward the southbound lanes. It crashed through the median and turned over near mile marker 348 in Marion County.
Troopers say the couple was taken to Shands with non-life threatening injuries.
The animals were rescued... all except for one. Panicked, the dog ran down the southbound lanes, crossed all three northbound lanes, and then ran back across the interstate.
Troopers finally caught up with the dog about half a mile from the crash site.
Marion County animal control took the dogs until their owners are released from the hospital.
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