New Jersey trucker saves dog on busy highway


Here’s a good story to start the year: A truck driver from New Jersey helped rescue a scared dog that was stuck in traffic.

According to MyCentralJersey, Jonathan Bolanos was ending a run from Florida and was looking forward to the holidays. He had just got off the toll motorway at exit 6 near Florence when he ran into a traffic jam with cars stopped on all three lanes.

Bolanos was looking for an accident, but there was none; what there was was a free dog running around, scared, on the road.

The dog, nicknamed “Clifford” by Bolanos, ran under the big rig and stayed there, hiding under the transmission. Bolanos, along with other Good Samaritans, tried unsuccessfully for an hour to get the dog out from under the truck.

Two gendarmes arrived on the scene and tried to get the dog out to no avail. Finally, workers at a demolition service managed to lure the dog under the truck where it was handed over to the State Troopers.

Bolanos told he sees the rescue as a good omen.

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