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.

Responses to "Woman leaves her car to rescue dog cowering by central reservation (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    wonderful woman my heart was in my mouth watching that. she certainly risked her life to get that dog. the dog knew it to the way he turned round and went back to her was pretty wonderful to watch . hope everything turned out well. x x x x

  2. Anonymous says:

    That takes a lot of courage and faith! You would think that drivers would have slowed down at least to lessen any chance of the woman or dog from being injured OE killed. I hope all turned out well! Kudos to the woman!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I cannot believe that people could not even be bothered to stop and if not help, at least let her get across the road safely! Thank you however you are, for stopping and helping this poor dog.

  4. Anonymous says:

    My heart goes out this wonderful lady. What a brave woman to take chances to save this poor doggy. Life is all about chances. :) I would had done the same thing. God Bless you my friend. <3 :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    My love to the rescuer, and the poor dog. Is the dog OK?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yay to the woman Boo to the other drivers

  7. Fantastic woman to help this poor dog, she took a big risk more than some people would do. She will be richly rewarded for this kind act....Thank you to the woman who TOOK the time out of her schedule to help someone in need....

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful human being you are…to take the risk you did. There was so much traffic, going so fast and seemingly, uncaring. I can see that the dog appreciates your help, and I hope that he is okay…and has a home. Your act of courage will stay with me.

  9. You're a very beautiful woman !! Thank you that you have. How much good for this poor dog !!

  10. Anonymous says: are
    one amazing lady ....
    ..god bless

  11. Anonymous says:

    how beautiful of that lovley lady to risk her life too for that hurt dog i would do the same bless her for her efforts and hope the dog makes a full recovery and finds its owners Val Bounds Australia

  12. Anonymous says:

    Two gentle souls. Thank you for helping him/her. He/she looked so relieved to have the help.

  13. pilvikki says:

    fantastic job!

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  14. Drewtazy says:

    Thank you for helping that Dog. It restores our faith in the goodness of people.

  15. Connie J. says:

    Thank you lady for risking your life to save a dog best wishes to you and your family. Is the dog ok?

  16. You are indeed a savior to that poor dog. You deserve a bravery Medal.....

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