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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