Kerry Jordan’s car met an accident, and the vehicle crashed through the road fence and got stuck at the bottom of a steep bank, a hundred meters down from the road. Kerry had to lay there for three consecutive nights in freezing conditions, and it was only because of her dog that she was able to survive.
The accident happened in Palmerston North, New Zealand when the 63-year-old was driving her car. The car suddenly went out of control and plunged from the track.
A police representative said that the car crashed through a fence and fell on the steep bank. The car was stuck in a creek, and it required a helicopter to be pulled out of there.
Mike Garett, who was the pilot of the helicopter that was involved in the rescue, said that it was a member of the public who first spotted the car and the injured woman.
Mike further added that because of the location of the crashed car, the woman could not be seen from the road; therefore, no one was able to spot the overturned vehicle and the woman. The woman had to lay there, helpless for three days.
Mike said that it is believed that the person who found Kerry first noticed the missing piece of the fence. When the passerby went near the spot where the fence was broken and looked downhill, he saw a dog running around anxiously, and he immediately called for help.
Ambulance and fire crews rushed to the scene, and Kerry was transported to the local hospital where she was found to be in critical condition. Kerry had suffered from a crushed chest, broken ankle, and a broken sternum.
Kerry’s friend Fiona Northe later said that Kerry’s survival has only been possible because of her dog, which Kerry often refers to as her son.
The dog named Pat is a Border Collie cross. The dog was not comfortable with the ambulance and the fire crew when they came for the rescue. Pat kept his distance and went hiding in the bushes. The emergency crew later recovered the dog.
Image source: Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter via Stuff