Driver Pinned in Rollover Accident Keeps Dog Occupied During Rescue
A man stuck in his SUV after it rolled over during an accident Tuesday distracted his large dog in the vehicle, as firefighters worked to remove them both.
A man and his dog experienced minor injuries Tuesday when a car struck an SUV on 144th Street at LaGrange Road, causing the vehicle to roll completely over.
The Orland Fire Protection District were called to the intersection about the rolled over vehicle around 11:15 a.m., according to a release. The SUV was heading east on 144th Street when it was struck by a sedan traveling north on LaGrange Road, Orland Park Police Lt. Tim McCormick said.
The driver was trapped upside down in the vehicle, as was his 100-pound dog, according to the fire district. While firefighters worked to extricate the driver and dog, the driver kept the dog distracted while the responders worked, according to the fire district. The Orland Park Police animal control officer then removed the dog from the SUV.
The driver was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for minor injuries, and the dog was treated as well.
No one was injured in the sedan, according to the fire district.
Traffic heading north on LaGrange was stalled briefly after the accident, though the SUV was being towed away around 11:45 a.m. and emergency crews were clearing remaining glass and debris around that time.