Checking on Fido does not lead to smashing good time for truck

A truck rolls down a steep embankment and crashes after the driver fails to stop it while checking on one of his dogs that jumped out of the truck a moment before, Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 6, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Hurricane City Police, St. George News

HURRICANE – An attempt to check on man’s best friend didn’t end well when another one of man’s best friends – namely his pickup truck – ended up smashed at the bottom of a hill Tuesday evening.

Just prior to 7:40 p.m. a man was driving a red 2014 Chevy Silverado up a steep embankment toward the “H” that sits on the hills overlooking Hurricane, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

With the man were two dogs. While he was going up the embankment, one of the dogs jumped out of the truck and yelped, Buell said. At this point the man drove up a little further to where the ground wasn’t so steep and parked his truck and stepped out.

That’s when the truck started rolling down the hill, Buell said.

“He tried jumping back in but was unable to,” Buell said. “Then he jumped out of the vehicle so he didn’t go down with it.”

The Chevy proceeded to roll backward down the embankment. Along the way it flipped around and met the bottom of the hillside. The meeting between the two was not kind to the Chevy.

“There was substantial damage to the vehicle,” Buell said. “It’ll have to be towed.”

The driver received some minor cuts and bruises.

As for the dogs, they escaped unharmed.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • hiker75 September 7, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Duh, probably a good idea to make sure the dogs are safely secure if you have to keep them in such an exposed area!

  • Chris September 7, 2016 at 8:49 am

    People who drive trucks with a dog or dogs in the bed are idiots! As the old saying goes, “I like more dogs than people.”

    • Henry September 7, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Spot on comment, Chris. These people should ask themselves, “Would I be willing to ride in the truck bed myself?” If the answer is no, why would you put your dog back there?

  • Bob September 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    big truck, “racing stripes”, rims, lift kit?, dogs in the bed, in “Hurrycun”–what does all this tell us?

    • .... September 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      It tells us you don’t have the intelligence to spell Hurricane. God Bless you for trying dumbob

    • ladybugavenger September 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Moderator found my original comment offensive Bob. But reality is, I i don’t know what it tells us Bob LOL. Fill us in.

      • .... September 9, 2016 at 6:06 am

        Ha ha you got edited ! LOL ♡♡♡♡♡

  • Bob September 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    advice for next time: use the parking brake

    • .... September 7, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      advice for next time. spell Hurricane the right way and you won’t look so stupid. Praise the Lord !

  • Brian September 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    What a creative way to commit insurance fraud. It’s like ‘the dog ate my homework’ X 1000.

    • .... September 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      nice one Brian LOL ! its amazing what a dog can eat .

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