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A pair of dog trainers and their trainee are safe after barely escaping a strange car accident. Todd Jurek was walking down the sidewalk with a blindfolded apprentice trainer and O'Neil, a dog preparing for his final test before becoming a service animal for the blind. It was the dog's response that saved their lives.

"He probably heard the commotion before the window popped," Jurek told The Marin Independent Journal.

O'Neil alerted them to a 93-year-old woman who had accidentally put her car in reverse. The car jumped the curb and sped backwards down the sidewalk towards the trio. They made it out of the way just in time, as the car eventually smashed a store window and ended up on the other side of the street. Amazingly, no one was hurt in the crash.


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      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      She better have driven for the last time.
      Lisa
      • 1 Year Ago
      The dog didn't save her, the man that grabbed her and scooted her out of the way did.
        Theresa Weaver
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lisa
        If the dog didn't react to the commotion, the trainer would've never known to make the split second decision and grab the blindfolded apprentice to get them out of the way. So in a roundabout way, the dog and the trainer both saved them.
      phpoling
      • 1 Year Ago
      Get that old lady off of the road for good! How come her children didn't if she have those children to take her DL away for good? All people age of 60 & Above should get annual driving tests and etc. Jeez glad that they & the guide dog are fine.
      Lyricwrite
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think seeing eye dogs are a wonderful thing, however, the dog didn't do anything here, the pedestrian did. What a bogus report Huff/Post! Give credit where it's do, don't fabricate a story!
      • 2 Years Ago
      In case you can't read damn idiots. it says in the headline " Seeing eye dog saves trainers from crash". All of you are either blind or just fools, The dog did nothing to save them, you can plainly see the trainer pushing the other one around the corner to safety. I love dogs but hate journalistic bullshit that twists the truth. must have been written by a damn Republican.
        Hello
        • 1 Year Ago
        man! are you ever angry
        • 2 Years Ago
        In case you dont know how to watch videos, Carrisa clearly states that the guy who pushed the other guy credits the dog as the one who alerted him in the first place... hence he pushed the other guy.
        Sandy
        • 2 Years Ago
        Must be a damn Democrat - can't pay attention to the details of the truth...WHICH IS = that 2 seconds in which the dog looked back counted to saving all of them from injury or worse! BTW, I am not a republican! I love people, but hate human comment bs that twists the truth without paying attention to reality! Maybe 2 seconds don't mean anything in your understanding of life; but those 2 seconds obviously did mean something in these people's situation! Good boy, O'Neil, for paying attention!
        jill b
        • 2 Years Ago
        And maybe your are deaf. The second trainer clearly stated that he reacted and looked because the dog looked. Had the dog not reacted when he did, causing the trainer to react when he did, the car would have hit them. So yes, the dog saved their lives. Now, who's the fool? Yep, that would be you.
      • 2 Years Ago
      you can see the guy behind them hurry them along not the dog
        kentusm
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yes, it was not the dog. It was the guy - but a good liberal story.
        Hello
        • 1 Year Ago
        True but he said the dog turned around then he turned around that that caused him to hurry out of the way.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Hello
          Yeah the dog really wasn't in any hurry.
      • 1 Year Ago
      NOTHING compares to a dog. They truly are our best friends.
        • 1 Year Ago
        No doubt about it!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nailed it!
      • 2 Years Ago
      That didn't look like the dog saved anyone. It looked like the person behind the blind folded lady pushed both of them out of the way. You know, what I'm tired of Fox and Friends making up some BS.
        Brett
        • 2 Years Ago
        Please pay attention. Fox didn't claim the dog saved them, the second trainer, Todd Jurek, is making that claim. Fox was reporting it.
        mehndif
        • 2 Years Ago
        The dog turned his head and appeared to bark before the man pushed him to safety....watch again
        lita1071
        • 2 Years Ago
        Oh Keke see what happens when you dont pay attention . The trainer states that the dog reacting before he did by looking back first , than he looked back anmdn saw the car. Those two seconds as you can see counted.
      • 1 Year Ago
      No way, sorry, that the dog saved the young handler Unless you are blind it's obvious that the trainer heard the noise behind them, turned around and realized what would happen. Then he did the proper thing by shoving the young handler in the back and turning her around the corner. The Dog DID NOTHING but turn it's head and then follow both of them around the corner. So much for the media's cheap effort at a touchy feely story. Pathetic but not out of character for the media. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and this story last evening was blasted out on every network with the talking heads all gushing over the heroics of the dog while ignoring the actual video of what really occured.
      Linda
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have an 86 yr old Mother that is still driving. She was diagnosed with Alzheimers 2 yrs ago, but when DMV gave her the written and driving tests...she passed both. Her only restriction is no freeway, no night. Unfortunately DMV has not retested her since. Luckily her license expires in October. If DMV does not retest her I will have to intervene. I pray everyday that she doesnt get in a wreck and hurt someone. People over certain ages (70,75,80??) should be given written and driving tests every year. I quit driving 3 yrs ago because of vertigo..I was afraid I would hurt someone.
        buffaloportias
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Linda
        I will be 93 on July 3rd, and in great shape. I'm a retired Head Medical Surgeon. I am in much better shape than the many overweight crippled up people in their 30's to 60's from Brain to Toe. I have driven for almost 80 years with no accidents that were my fault, only two where people were texting and calling on a cell phone. The only issue I have is Sex, that's like shooting pool with a Rope! Dr. Brian Eliker
      pdewolfs
      • 1 Year Ago
      Several people have commented about how good a job this woman did driving in reverse. About Fred Astaire, someone once commented: "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, ...backwards and in high heels." Does anyone know if this 93 year old was wearing high heels at the time of the accident?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @pdewolfs
        no woman over 70 is going to voluntarily wear some high heels...at least nothing over half an inch.
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