Woman attacked by dog wants to thank semi driver who saved her


CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — After being attacked by a dog, a 76-year-old Carroll County woman is looking to thank the good Samaritan who saved her.

On Oct. 27, Pat Duff said she went to get her mail at her mailbox off State Road 18. She looked down to find her neighbor’s dog staring at her. The dog attacked her and knocked her down.

As she was lying on a busy highway, a semitrailer driver stopped. That’s when the dog left and the semi driver was able to get Duff off the road. She made it back into her home to call 911.

Through family friends, Duff now knows the name of the semi driver. She hopes to meet him soon so she can thank him in person.

“I really feel like if it hadn’t been for this gentleman, either the traffic would have got me or the dog – one or the other. So, I’ve said before I think there’s an angel driving a semi,” Duff said.

Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said the dog had to be quarantined by its owners for 10 days after the attack. The owners were cited for harboring a nonimmunized dog. He said the case has been passed along to the prosecutors office for further review.