Austin and Harper were headed home from the Ranch with all three dogs loaded in the dog boxes. Harper and Austin were jammin' to Ryan Bingham at the top of their lungs when a lady pulled up next to the truck screaming, crying and waving her arms trying to get Austin's attention. Austin immediatley assumed she was going to yell at him for not moving over in the fast lane; only to find out she was trying to flag him down to tell him that his dog was out. Austin kind of chuckled thinking, "oh man the door wiggled loose and Griff (their other dog) has his beard blowing in the wind." She said, "NO, it jumped OOUUTTT!!"
Austin was driving 75 mph and immediatley his heart stopped. HE knew he locked 1 of the kennels and knew he left Zinger's closed but not locked. Ausitn couldn't wrap his head around this as Zinger frequently rides in the truck bed at the Ranch and has never jumped out of the truck.
Austin was driving down Westpark Toll Road and he instantly thought, "There's no hope." His gut instinct was to pull over and wait and HOPE she didn't get hit by a car and that someone would be able to stop and grab her. He had no idea how far behind she was. Well, that is exactly what happened... Wilson, a selfless onlooker watched the entire scene unravel and was able to save her life. Wilson was preparing for the worst and immediately pulled into the center of both lanes on the Toll Road to slow traffic. When he saw Zinger fall out of the truck he quickly slammed on his breaks and stopped all traffic, jumped out of his truck and scooped her up from the middle of Westpark, laid her in his front seat and said, "Baby, it's going to be okay, it's going to be okay."; he knew she still had some life in her. Wilson was headed straight to a Vet when he saw Austin pulled over on the side of the road. He halted, jumped out of his dump truck and ran to Austin. Covered in blood, Wilson handed Zinger to Austin and said, "she's gunna be okay." Austin's only thought was to snapped a quick photo with Wilson as he knew he owed this man Zinger's life.
Austin immediately transported Zinger to the Emergency Vet. By the grace of God she wasn't struck by a car and no internal damage.
After x-rays and the first assessment she has major lacerations and road rash all around her body, shattered her knee and has a torn ligament. She will have her first surgery on Tuesday after being transported to another ER Vet for orthopedic assessment.
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