A Fort Worth firefighter helped rescue a dog that was trapped in a truck hours after a multi-vehicle pileup left five people dead on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, Texas.
The massive pileup which happened around 6 a.m. involved around 100 vehicles on February 11th, 2021. With 5 people confirmed dead and countless others injured, the extent of injuries and damage is still being determined.
MVC w/multiple vehicles and multiple patients entrapped; 35W NB @ 28th Street. Possible 18 Wheeler rolled over, and a MedStar unit involved in the crash.
— MedStar EMS Alerts (@MedStarEMSInfo) February 11, 2021
As emergency response crews continue to battle the severe weather conditions, one video shows a firefighter rescuing a trapped dog out of the back of a black truck stuck between multiple cars. The dog remained calm knowing the firefighter was there to help. Once removed from the wreckage, the dog was placed in the back of a Fort Worth Police Department vehicle and taken to a nearby shelter.
Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9
— Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021
It was later confirmed that the dog was uninjured and successfully reunited with its family.
Watch the video of the rescue below.