Firefighters and puppy
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews hold the uninjured puppy after making the dramatic rescue

A puppy had a “miraculous” escape after it had to be cut free from the wreckage of a crashed van.

The French Bulldog – called Memphis – was trapped in the footwell of the Vauxhall van in the aftermath of the collision involving a lorry and a car on the A500, near Barthomley, Cheshire.

Two fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the uninjured pup from the wreckage of the crash, which happened shortly before 08:00 BST.

No-one was injured in the crash.

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews at the scene of the crumpled van where the puppy was rescued from the passenger seat footwell

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “It is miraculous the puppy was not hurt after you see the state of the van.

“It is extremely fortunate.”


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