Man Down: Dog Owner Killed After His Pooch Jumps In The Car, Steps On The Gas Pedal And Runs Him Over

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This “man’s best friend” made a fatal mistake…

Man Killed After Dog Steps On Gas Pedal And Runs Him Over

A Florida man who was arriving home with his dog in the car suffered a fatal and unexpected death when  dog leaped into the car , stepped on the gas pedal, and ran over the man…… killing him on impact.

via Yahoo News

We’ve all seen tragic headlines about a man being killed by his best friend. But this sad story out of the Sunshine State is truly bizarre: James Campbell died after his dog jumped into his van and landed on the vehicle’s accelerator.

The Associated Press reports that Campbell, 68, has just returned home with Iris Fortner, 56, who had backed up to the driveway of their Florida Panhandle home.

Campbell got out and stepped behind the vehicle to open the gate, and Fortner opened the driver’s side door to see where he was. That’s when her boxer bulldog reportedly jumped in, landing on the vehicle’s accelerator.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Fortner tried to stop the van, but Campbell was already trapped underneath it. He was pronounced dead at the scene by officials.

SMH. What a horrible way to lose your life.

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