A car accident involving a restrained dog within the vehicle: a case report

https://doi.org/10.17221/8389-VETMEDCitation:Zeleny M., Grusova K. (2015): A car accident involving a restrained dog within the vehicle: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 60: 399-402.
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The aim of this article is to describe and evaluate a unique car accident involving a pet dog within a car. The unique aspect is the linking and evaluation of information from the veterinary record with a detailed description of the car accident, the driver’s injuries, the safety systems used and photographs. This method of complex evaluation of an injury mechanism is commonly used in forensic medicine when evaluating car accidents involving people. The accident is especially unique due to the fact that a dog safety harness was used to restrain the pet dog. The dog suffered severe injuries, whilst the car driver suffered only minor injuries. The conclusion was that the dog safety harness did not work correctly and did not protect the dog.
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