A Virginia couple involved in a nasty crash on the Indiana Toll Road (ITR) late November got their lost dog back by lucky coincidence. Driving home with his wife and dog to northern Virginia from Wisconsin after a Thanksgiving holiday, Brad Tetting swerved to avoid another car, lost control of his own, and "fishtailed" into oncoming ITR traffic. The car was completely wrecked.
Brad Tetting suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung, and his wife Jessika had concussion, a broken finger and lacerations. Their white west highland terrier named Wesley went missing.
In nearby Elkhart General Hospital the Tettings were treated by several nurses but it turned out the son of one of those nurses Mike Kuykendall had been driving the Toll Road not long after the crash. And saw a white dog by the side of the pike.
"I could see he'd get hit, or he'd freeze to death," he said of the dog.
Kuykendall stopped his pickup truck and: "I opened my door and he jumped right in."
Mike Kuylendall looked after the dog at his home, telling his mother, Angie Kuykendall, the Tettings' nurse, of the dog he'd found on the Toll Road.
The nurse on hearing her patients had lost a dog in the crash suddenly realized that was one problem she could fix quickly.
Local TV is reporting it as a Christmas "miracle" and Ms Kuykendall suggests some kind of "divine" intervention.
At least it was a lucky break.
TV of the story shows the dog Wesley is a little charmer.