Heart-stopping moment a dog flies out of a ute on a busy road
10th November 2021

Ruff landing: Heart-stopping moment a dog flies out of a ute on a busy road – but the tough little woofer takes it all in its stride

  • A dog is pictured flying out of a car on a busy stretch of road in Queensland
  • The shocking moment is captured on dashcam footage at a Cairns roundabout
  • Despite heavy impact the staffy seems unfazed and can be seen wagging it’s tail

A dog with nine lives has made a lucky escape after being hurled from a ute on a busy stretch of road.

The pooch is captured on dashcam footage flying out of a white dual cab at a roundabout in Far North Queensland before summersaulting across the bitumen.

But the staffy shrugs off the heavy impact and is seen wagging its tail just seconds later.

Cairns motorist Renee Oliver watched the incident unfold as she was waiting to merge with traffic.

She jumped out of her car and rushed to help the dog off the road.

Her own dashcam captures the heart-stopping moment she rushes towards the animal as cars pass by.

Ms Oliver then placed the stunned dog in her car and eventually caught up with it’s humans further down the highway.

‘Lucky enough someone told him (the other driver) the dog was missing and I said, ‘Mate I’ve got your dog!’ Ms Oliver told 7News.

‘I think he was in shock himself, he didn’t realise the dog was actually out of the car.’

Pictured: A dog with nine lives has made a lucky escape after being hurled from a ute on a busy stretch of road

Pictured: The pooch is captured on dashcam footage flying out of a white dual cab at a roundabout in Far North Queensland before summersaulting across the bitumen

Pictured: But the staffy shrugs off the heavy impact and is seen wagging its tail just seconds later

The RSPCA says the shocking footage shows why it’s so important to secure your pet while driving.

Statistics show about 5,000 dogs are killed or injured every year falling or jumping out of moving cars.

The animal welfare organisation urges motorists to use a pet harness while transporting animals.

But under Queensland laws there is no requirement to restrain animals while driving.

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