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Man Dies After Dog Falls on Car in Mich.
AP ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Anon

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.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: cars; dog; overpass; sheesh
Sheesh...something else to worry about. Why was the Lab loose?
1 posted on 01/19/2006 4:47:28 PM PST by Pharmboy
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To: Pharmboy

Man Bites It by Dog story


2 posted on 01/19/2006 4:48:35 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377

Now THAT'S pretty clever...


3 posted on 01/19/2006 4:49:23 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

Reporting in before some wiseacre pings me.


4 posted on 01/19/2006 4:49:42 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Pharmboy

Underdog from overpass.


5 posted on 01/19/2006 4:50:08 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: Pharmboy

Poor dog.


6 posted on 01/19/2006 4:50:37 PM PST by Skooz (Property taxes are immoral)
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To: Dog Gone

LOL!! Too funny...(but this is a TRULY sad story...so please no one misunderstand my comment)


7 posted on 01/19/2006 4:50:47 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Dog Gone

Same here.


8 posted on 01/19/2006 4:51:02 PM PST by Dog ( Ayman al-Zawahiri .....Sleep tight, old man. We'll be coming for you soon.)
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To: Skooz

...and Mr. Jetchick was chopped liver??


9 posted on 01/19/2006 4:51:43 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

Man. You're too easy.


10 posted on 01/19/2006 4:52:02 PM PST by Skooz (Property taxes are immoral)
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To: Pharmboy
Despite his injuries, Jetchick was able to steer his car in a straight line and stop safely, Shaw said.

At age 81, no less. Good show, old man. Damn fine way not to take out a bunch of other folks. I salute him.

/johnny

11 posted on 01/19/2006 4:52:44 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (D@mit! I'm just a cook. Don't make me come over there and prove it!)
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To: Skooz

So I've been told...( :-D


12 posted on 01/19/2006 4:56:57 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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At age 81, no less. Good show, old man. Damn fine way not to take out a bunch of other folks. I salute him.

I want to die like my grandfather did, peacefully and quietly in his sleep.........not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

13 posted on 01/19/2006 4:57:19 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Dog

Right behind you...


14 posted on 01/19/2006 5:32:30 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Dog Gone; Dog

Glad you two are alright.


16 posted on 01/19/2006 5:48:53 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: randog

Holysmokes, change the name of this place to FreeKennel.


17 posted on 01/19/2006 5:49:36 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Pharmboy

This story doesn't wash. I'll wager the dog was thrown off the overpass.


18 posted on 01/20/2006 6:20:52 AM PST by aimhigh
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