Dog ejected from speeding truck in Roseville adopted

3:03 PM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
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ROSEVILLE, CA - A young pit bull ejected from a truck bed when the driver sped through a traffic light in Roseville Sunday has been adopted, according to the Placer SPCA.

The truck approached the intersection of Blue Oaks Boulevard and Diamond Creek as the traffic light changed from green to yellow. Witnesses said the pick-up truck slowed down, but then suddenly accelerated through the intersection.

The momentum from the truck's acceleration unbalanced the 1-year-old pit bull in the truck bed and ejected her from the truck. Witnesses said the dog hit the ground hard, rolled for a few hundred feet and then skidded to a stop.

Two women in two different cars, stopped and tried to help the dog. As they waited for animal control to arrive, one of the women drove after the truck, but could not catch up with the driver. The truck did not return to the intersection.

The dog was transferred into the care of the Placer SPCA, where employees named her Tundra. Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis said Tundra suffered several cuts on her body and face. Fortunately, she did not break any bones.

Fratis said Tundra has some scars, but was healing well. Tundra doesn't show signs of fearing people even though she suffered a traumatic experience. Now she has a new family to care for her


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