Dog throws himself in front of bus to save owner

2015-06-09 20:50


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Brewster - A service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus in the state of New York to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said on Tuesday.

Both Figo, the golden retriever, and his owner, Audrey Stone, were getting better after Monday's collision with the mini school bus in Brewster, about 100km north of New York City.

"The dog took a lot of the blow," Brewster Police Chief John Del Gardo said. "And he did not want to leave her side. He stood right with her. He was there to save her."

Stone, 62, suffered a broken ankle, elbow and ribs and a head wound and was still hospitalised on Tuesday, the police chief said. Figo underwent surgery and has a leg splint. The driver was given a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

The two kindergarteners on the bus weren't injured.

Read more on:    us  |  animals

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.