DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Davie firefighters credit a loyal German shepherd with leading them to an accident scene along State Road 84 where, unfortunately, the dog’s owner had died.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Gregory Travers, 41, was on the eastbound SR84 ramp from State Road 7 when he lost control and slammed into a bridge support. Travers, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from his Toyota Camry as it rolled over. He died on the scene.READ MORE: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
Arriving firefighters had a difficult time locating the accident scene until they spotted a dog limping on the side of the road, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The dog, Simon, then led them to the scene of the crash where he circled Traver’s motionless body twice, then licked him trying to get a response.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
As rescue personnel went to check on Travers, Simon jumped in the car and waited.
Simon was taken to Broward County’s animal shelter where the following day a woman who identified herself as Traver’s wife came and picked him up.MORE NEWS: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
The Sun-Sentinel contributed to this report