"Car ride!" turns to crash - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
New Member
MatildaTheMalevolent's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 17
"Car ride!" turns to crash

A few weeks ago Tilda and I were running errands; a mundane Wedsneday. We were about one mile from our exit ramp as light flurries had just begun to coat the highway.

One moment we're jammin' to the radio. The next moment "Black ice" has us spun completely sideways. I try to correct the wheel, but we fishtail violently. Wide-eyed, I peer through the driver's side window as we barrel towards a creek-bed. My "OH SH*T!" meter is officially maxxed out. I raise my my shoulder in an attempt to brace for impact.

My truck rolls through the air like Paris Hilton hopping in and out of beds. A few seconds later, the ride is over. Instantly I call out for Matilda. No response. The cab windows have disintegrated. I climb out to face my ultimate fear, a pup severed/pinned by the truck.

Miraculously, she had been ejected and ran across six lanes of highyway (witness told me). I was grateful but heartbroken. She hadn't been micro chipped and she didn't have a ID tag on her collar.

I thank God I found her and we walked away unscathed. I just wanted to share an important lesson I learned; the hard way.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0003-2.jpg
Views:	155
Size:	34.9 KB
ID:	187273  
MatildaTheMalevolent is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Elite Member
KathrynApril's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Northwest Illinois
Posts: 1,103
Yikes I can only imagine how you must of felt. So glad to hear you and your girl were okay.

GSD/Dinozzo (A.K.A. SG Jocose vom Mittelwest); Cats: R.I.P. Xena & Zora; Ferrets/Falkor, Draco, Drogon
KathrynApril is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 06:20 PM
Knighted Member
Msmaria's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 2,319
I'm so glad you both are okay.
Msmaria is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 06:24 PM
Crowned Member
Lilie's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 12,391
Thank God you and your pupper are ok! I kennel my dogs in my truck and secure the kennel to the bed. If we have a roll over, it's going to be bad for the both of us. But if it's a wreck with out a roll over, I feel they stand a better chance secure in the bed.

Hondo Von Dopplet L Bauernhof "Hondo"- GSD
Lilie's Tug McGraw "Tug" - Golden Retriever
Maggie - Mini Dachshund (Rescue)
Lonestar Pivo - Texas Blue Lacy
Ashe - Barn Cat
Katie / APHA
Lilie is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Crowned Member
Wetdog's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 7,394
I'm glad you both came out OK.

"I'd better go with you Huck, civilization can be dangerous."-------Tom Sawyer(Mark Twain)
Wetdog is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 10:41 PM
Crowned Member
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Oregon
Posts: 15,205
Glad you're OK. Pretty amazing that you could roll and come out only shook up.

Had an adventure of my own with cruise control, patch of ice on a nice clear autumn day last year. I didn't even have time to think of a curse as I delt with the 'exciting' ride.

Mine are almost always seatbelted in the cab with me. I was very glad that the one with me was seatbelted in the back seat of the truck. I'm sure she was happy of that too. If I kennel dogs in the bed, I'd have tie-downs on the kennels. And that wouldn't do much for a roll-over.

Just so glad you were lucky in that regard...
middleofnowhere is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 10:55 PM
Crowned Member
Loneforce's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,595
Very scary. I am glad you 2 are ok.

"A House Is Not A Home Without A German Shepherd"
Loneforce is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
New Member
MatildaTheMalevolent's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 17
Thanks everyone. We were really fortunate. I know a car wreck scenario can play out a million different ways. That day opened my eyes the importance of contact info attached to a dog. It's a "no-brainer", that I overlooked because she has a great recall.
MatildaTheMalevolent is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Crowned Member
Daisy&Lucky's Mom's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,464
Oh Man I was terrified just reading . Glad you and puppy are safe and sound!

Daisy 11/26/99-7/25/12
Miss Chevy Cruz - 1/25/2013-1/29/15
Thunder -1/25/13 -7/25/15
Lucky-GSD -Rescue -2/16/03 - 03-21-16
Charlie- GSD-Rescue - 7-4-12
Daisy&Lucky's Mom is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome