Skip to comments.Man Dies After Dog Falls on Car in Mich.
Posted on 01/19/2006 4:47:25 PM PST by Pharmboy
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) -- A dog apparently fell from a freeway overpass and crashed through a car windshield, fatally injuring the driver, police said Thursday.
Charles G. Jetchick, 81, died Wednesday of injuries suffered in the accident over the weekend in suburban Detroit. A passenger suffered minor injuries.
Investigators do not believe the 60- to 70-pound Labrador retriever was thrown, but rather fell by while trying to avoid a car, State Police Sgt. Michael A. Shaw said. Police questioned the dog's owner. The dog died after a fall of about 16 feet.
Despite his injuries, Jetchick was able to steer his car in a straight line and stop safely, Shaw said.
"We've had rocks and other stuff like that fall off of overpasses. This would be the first dog we've had," said Shaw, who has been with the State Police for 11 years.
Man Bites It by Dog story
Now THAT'S pretty clever...
Reporting in before some wiseacre pings me.
Underdog from overpass.
LOL!! Too funny...(but this is a TRULY sad story...so please no one misunderstand my comment)
...and Mr. Jetchick was chopped liver??
Man. You're too easy.
At age 81, no less. Good show, old man. Damn fine way not to take out a bunch of other folks. I salute him.
So I've been told...( :-D
I want to die like my grandfather did, peacefully and quietly in his sleep.........not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
Right behind you...
Glad you two are alright.
Holysmokes, change the name of this place to FreeKennel.
This story doesn't wash. I'll wager the dog was thrown off the overpass.
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