Dog that ran from I-26 crash found by passer-by - - Columbia, South Carolina

Dog that ran from I-26 crash found by passer-by

(Source: Rob Lyon/Facebook) (Source: Rob Lyon/Facebook)
(Source: SCDOT) (Source: SCDOT)

A dog that was in a vehicle when it rolled over on Interstate 26 has been found in good condition.

The accident happened in the westbound lanes near the Harbison Blvd. exit around 8:45 a.m.

A man who was stuck in traffic on his way to work saw the male German Shepherd in the median near exit 101 and picked him up.

Rob Lyon took the dog to an area veterinarian for examination. It was not microchipped and was not wearing a collar.

Rob then took to Facebook to alert the crash victim or somebody who knows him that he had the dog and was hoping to return him.

An earlier post on the Chasing Tails Facebook Group validated the connection between the discovery of the dog and the accident:

"The terrible accident that happened JUST NOW on I26 in Irmo -- a friend witnessed the vehicle flipping three times. On the first flip, A GERMAN SHEPHERD flew out of the SUV, landed on its feet and ran into the woods beside the interstate. CAN ANYONE GO LOOK FOR THIS DOG????"

Lyon also contacted WIS to try to get the word out about his discovery.

Late Friday, the owner's girlfriend contacted Lyon and was able to successfully describe the dog. Lyon says the dog will be taken to a kennel until somebody can pick him up.

The crash victim is still in the hospital. Troopers say he'll be okay.

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