A dog was thrown off the BQE in Brooklyn last night, but a quick response from a group of good Samaritans means it has a good shot at survival.
Jon Ernsberger said he was driving along Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint around 6:25 p.m. when he saw a dog sail over the guard rail about 30 feet in front of his car, "head over heels over the top," he said.
"For the first split second I didn't know what it was," he said. "At first I thought it could be a human, and that was really alarming." He was stunned to realize it was a dog, and, upon pulling over, more stunned to realize it was still alive. "It's unbelievable—it's like, 30 feet high," he said. "I really thought it would be dead, but it was crying out and trying to stand."
A gaggle of other witnesses quickly came to aid the ailing dog—a male pitbull weighing around 50 pounds—gently moving him from the street and rushing to make him comfortable with water and blankets.
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