MUNGLE, the dog caught up in a car crash on the M5 in between Bromsgrove and Droitwich last Friday has had to have an operation on a badly broken leg.
It was thought the four-year-old doberman collie cross’ injuries were confined to bad bruising but an x-ray has found the break.
He has undergone an operation to have pins and plates put in his leg at an orthopaedic vet specialist in Bristol and is expected to be discharged today.
Owner Mark White was driving back to his home in Swindon from a canal boat holiday in Lancaster last Friday evening when the collision happened between Junction 4a (Bromsgrove) and Junction 5 (Droitwich) around 6pm.
The impact caused the car to spin and threw Mungle out of the back window.
The dog, who is petrified of traffic, fled down the carriageway leaving Matt fearing the worst.
An appeal was swiftly launched and shared on social media and then just after 8pm Mungle was found.
He had ran down the southbound carriageway of one of the UK’s busiest motorways, crossed over and ran back up the northbound one.
At some point he had been hit by another car and was found by a group of women cowering down an embankment.
They had to bend the barrier to get to him and he was taken to a vet in Worcester.
Matt thanked the women who found Mungle and everyone who shared the appeal, saying the response was ‘overwhelming’ and that he was glad to have him back.
“It’s a miracle he survived to be honest but long-term he should be fine.”
Matt’s Ford Mondeo estate was written off and he only had third party insurance so the collision has left him without a vehicle.
The lorry driver delivers liquid oxygen to hospitals but without a car struggles to get to work.
Matt has appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage of it to contact him.
Contact him here via Facebook or call The Standard on 01527 588657 and we will pass on the details.