My old dog once got hit by a car. Bit of a story there, but in summary, she was on the back of a ute parked on the nature strip in front of the house, I was on the driveway and called her when I saw a car approach and she jumped off at the wrong side of the ute right in front of the car. Believe me, I've never forgiven myself!

The car went over at least one of her legs and cut it open to the bone. She ran straight past me and under the house and I spent hours trying to coax her from under it worrying about her bleeding to death. It was only when my ex arrived that she finally surfaced so we could take her to the vet. With a wound full of dirty sand by then...

She recovered. But a dog in a real panic is often unpredictable.