TULALIP — A freak accident wreaked havoc on a 50-year-old Stanwood man and one of his two dogs Wednesday.
They were hurt in a two-truck accident at 140th Street NE, just east of Marine View Drive.
The driver of the second truck, Gene Simmons of Snohomish, said the Stanwood driver rounded a corner so fast that one of his dogs flew from the truck bed and skidded down Marine View Drive.
When Simmons pulled over to check on the dog, the other driver ran into Simmons’ truck.
"He wasn’t even slowing down," said an unhurt Simmons, gazing forlornly at the bent rear end of his truck.
But it wasn’t over yet. The dog owner got out of his truck, which began to roll backward. The owner tried to stop it and was dragged and finally run over as his truck rolled more than 150 feet downhill.
Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies confirmed that the man had been run over in the 3:48 p.m. accident. He was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious condition.
Animal control officers caught one dog, but the injured dog ran away.
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