A man has died after a dog jumped into a van, stepped on the accelerator and struck him as he opened a gate outside a Florida Panhandle home, according to officials.
Troopers said Fortner opened the driver’s door to see where Campbell was standing, and that’s when Fortner’s large boxer bull dog jumped into the car and pressed the accelerator.
FHP says Fortner tried to stop the van before the vehicle backed into Campbell, but he was trapped under the van.
I’m left with questions on this one. Why wasn’t the vehicle in “park” so it wouldn’t have moved? It’s not exactly easy to reach the gas pedal under the dash unless you are sitting upright with legs outstretched. I’m glad this is being investigated because it makes little sense.