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Towing company rescues dog found trapped in car after train crash

Posted at 9:34 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 23:16:11-04

It’s a scene too familiar to tow truck and recovery companies.

On a hot summer night in Oktaha, Nik Morgan’s company got the call about a crash involving a train and a sedan.

“After he hit the train broadside and we figure out there’s a dog inside entrapped. He was trapped up underneath the dashboard area and whenever we split the dash, helped the firemen do all the extraction,” said Nik Morgan, Owner of Morgan Towing and Recovery.

The driver didn’t survive, but someone else did…

“We found him up underneath the dash in about a two foot square little hole and we extracted him out of there, he didn’t have a thing wrong with him, just scared to death,” said Morgan.

Morgan said the owner’s dog, a Boxer, was pinned in the wreck.

“The whole, everything changes, the whole scene, the whole mood, the whole everything changes about this dog actually survived.”

The pup only walked away with a few bruises.
”The dog just has charisma. I don’t know there was something about the dog that I said,’you know we’ve got to care for this dog and this dog is worth something and his life is worth something,’” said Morgan.

Instead of taking the dog to the pound, the tow company adopted the dog and nursed her back to health.

“She was just laying there, so I went in there and started loving on her and she followed me from there pretty much,” said Kristina Villarreal, Morgan Towing’s Office Manager.

Morgan Towing decided to name the dog ‘Lucky’.

“She’s just a very loving dog and she’s sweet and adorable—she’s very mild mannered and she loves you, she—I had her up here all day with me and she followed me literally everywhere,” said Villarreal.

Stories like these are reasons why the tow company said its drivers always have their heads on a swivel.

“Pay attention to what’s going on because there might be something there that’s savable,” said Morgan.

Morgan Towing said the owner’s family didn’t want the dog, but only after of few days, the dog’s previous owner adopted her.


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