A miracle pup clung to a speeding car for more than 15 miles
after being knocked down.The motorist, Marco Menozzi
, didn't even stop when he mowed down the one-year-old pooch while doing 70mph
on a side road in Cozze, southern Italy. But he hit the dog so hard he was embedded in the grill under the bonnet of the Peugeot 207
and managed to cling on until the car eventually stopped.
Vets have treated the stray for a broken leg and bruising and he's now in a police pound looking for new owner.
"He's a very lucky boy. He was saved because he was hit so hard. Any softer and he would have bounced off the car and been crushed under the wheels," said a police spokesman.