Dog helps family find hit-and-run victim
Colin Baxter doesn't know how he ended up in a ditch near his Oxford Mills, Ont., home, with his leg and ankle broken. But he knows who helped make sure he didn't stay there: his dog Ozzy.
Baxter suspects he was the victim of a hit-and-run, but doesn't remember what happened.
He was unconscious, with his head bleeding and his left leg femur and ankle broken, and his right knee dislocated. Ozzy stayed close, said Baxter.
"He would have been traumatized just by the fact that I was non-responsive on the ground, but he did stay with me," he said.
Nephew spots dog by road
He was taken to hospital, where his doctors said they suspected he was the victim of a hit-and-run.
"Both of them say I had to have been hit by something... because the femur is a big bone. You're not likely to break a femur falling into a ditch," said Baxter.
Police looking for witnesses
Police in North Grenville are investigating the collision and are looking for witnesses, particularly anyone who may have been travelling along Bolton between 8 and 9 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Baxter remains in hospital, where he's scheduled for more surgery this week.
Colin's son Rob said his father was lucky to survive.
"He had a lot of things going for him in terms of luck that night, but the big one was if the dog wasn't there — if he got hit or scared and ran off — I don't think anybody would have noticed or seen him," he said.