Woman braves incredibly busy highway to rescue injured dog
This is the heartwarming moment a woman risks her life crossing a busy motorway to rescue a dog which has been it by a car and become trapped by the central reservation.
Motorist Vero Salgado had seen the animal get hit by a car as it tried to get from the crash barrier back to the safety of the hard shoulder and open ground.
The gripping video, filmed by her friend, captures the Good Samaritan negotiating thundering traffic along the four-lane highway to try and reach the dog.
'It only looked like a glancing blow but the poor animal had cowered down on the ground and was paralysed with fear,' said Salgado, 35.
'I decided to cross over the road to see if I could rescue it but it was difficult because traffic was thundering past always in one lane or the other all the time. And nobody wanted to stop or even slow down for me or for the dog.
Finally, the woman is seen lifting the dog up and managing to cross the busy motorway with it in her arms before loading it into the car to take for medical attention.