The loyal dog named Lucky, who was enjoying a drive with his owner is the witness of a deadly accident in Lyon County, Kentucky.
His owner was driving on the I-24.
According to WPSD-TV, a driver from Vergennes, Illinois, was driving a motorhome pulling a trailer and veered off the road.
He was trying to get back into the lane, he overdid it and hitting an embankment and flipping. The driver was killed on impact, according to WENK.
In the whole incident, Lucky stayed by his owner’s side. The man was trapped because of the wreck, but Lucky didn’t go anywhere.
The Kuttawa Fire Department later posted on Facebook, explained about the accident, they say the dog’s presence helped the man stay calm while he was extricated from the wreck.
“Lucky wouldn’t budge from the side of one of the occupants during the extrication of the victim,” the post read.
“Lucky had no indications of being hurt and we believe played a critical part in helping keep the victim calm and kept him company while we were freeing the victim.
“Once the victim was freed we were able to get Lucky out of the wreckage he was taken away from the scene.
An employee with the Lyon County State Highway captured the horrifying moment when the three victims had been rescued and sent to the hospital.
He sent the photo to WPSD’s Leah Shields to encourage others as it encouraged him.
“We had a terrible accident on I-24 eastbound in Lyon County this morning,” he wrote. “One fatality.”
“Our state Fire Marshall and Lyon County Native, Bill Compton, while attending to one of the trapped survivors, comforted and cared for the man’s dog that wouldn’t leave his side.
“Once the man was airlifted and the adrenaline began to wear off, I snapped this pic of an exhausted, emotional, and dedicated Bill Compton, resting and caring for the dog. It touched me and I felt I must share it.”
“What we think is also important to point out is what is not depicted in the photo,” the department shared. “What you don’t see is firefighters from Eddyville, Kuttawa, and Princeton Fire Departments and Stinnett’s Wrecker Service working tirelessly to free those trapped inside the wreckage.
“What the photo doesn’t show are the EMT’s, Paramedics, Flight Medics, Flight Nurses, Pilots from Lyon and Caldwell Co EMS and Air Evac attending to those victims and doing everything they possibly could to save their lives.
“What the photo doesn’t show is the Kentucky State Police, Kentucky State Police CVE, and Lyon Co. Sheriff’s Department securing the scene, personal effects and trying to determine why what happened did happen.
“What the photo doesn’t show is the Kentucky Department of Transportation Lyon County working tirelessly to reroute traffic around the wreck scene and make sure that traffic continued to flow so other accidents didn’t occur and people continued on to their destinations.
“What the photo doesn’t show is the hard work of our dispatchers/telecommunicators at KSP Post 1 who are our lifeline and assure that we get what we need.”
They explain how bravely everyone was dealing with the fatal crash and how the rescue had been a team effort.
“The individual in the photo with Lucky the dog wants all to know how humbled he is to be allowed to be part of the TEAM,” the post clarified.
The condition of Lucky’s owner is unveiled, family members have come to take the dog. We appreciate and thank everyone involved in this rescue, including the dog.
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