THE DOG who fled along the M5 motorway after being thrown from the car during a crash is now on the mend.
Doberman cross collie Mungle, who is scared of traffic, was facing his worst nightmare when the collision happened yesterday evening on the southbound carriageway near Junction 5 (Droitwich/Wychbold).
The impact caused the car to spin out of control and Mungle was then catapulted out of the back window and fled.
Petrified Mungle ran down the southbound carriageway of one of the country’s busiest motorways before crossing over and running up the northbound section.
He had, at some point, been hit by another car and was found cowering down an embankment in a quest for peace and quiet.
The women who found him had to bend the barrier to get to him and he was taken to a vet in Worcester.
Owner Matt White said: “I cannot thank those women and everyone who shared the appeal enough.
“It was an overwhelming response from so many people.
“We’re just so glad and relieved to have him back.”
Luckily Mungle has escaped with cuts and bruises and an injured leg.
Matt added: “I don’t know how he got away with that – it’s incredible that it wasn’t more serious.
“The vet said he was safe to travel so we have now got him home and thankfully he seems fine.”
He said he still could not believe the response he and Mungle’s plight had received on social media in just a number of hours.
“I just want to thank everyone for all they have done in helping finding him.
“A lot of people have said they think Mungle should have his own Facebook page now so they can keep up-to-date with his progress and how he’s doing.”
Matt was travelling back from a canal boat holiday in Lancaster to his home in Swindon when the crash happened.
He is currently waiting to see if any evidence can be gathered from the motorway cameras.
“There are a lot of enforcement cameras on that stretch so hopefully the police will be able to get some pictures of the incident.”
Matt only had third party insurance and the collision has left him without a vehicle which means he will be unable to get to his job as a lorry driver delivering liquid oxygen to hospitals.
He has urged anyone with dash cam footage of the incident to call the police on 101, quoting the reference number 0426S of July 5.