Australian woman paid out after dog ran her over

  • 06/11/2014

By 3 News online staff

An Australian woman has reportedly won a compensation payout of $143,590 after her dog drove a car over her.

The woman – who chose not to be named – had just gone for a walk with her three dogs before she put them into the car – one in the passenger seat and two in the back, reports The Standard.

One of the dogs then knocked the hand brake before the woman could get into the car, and it began to roll back while her arm was caught in the door, the website says.

The woman was dragged to the ground and had her upper body run over, which caused injuries to her left hip, back, shoulders, and neck.

Lawyer Ann Cunningham told The Standard she was shocked at the woman's injuries and helped her file a claim with Australia's Transport Accident Commission (TAC) for compensation.

It is believed TAC confirmed the compensation offer of $143,590 this week, which is in addition to medical expenses and income entitlements.

Ms Cunningham said it has taken several years for TAC to complete the assessment as the incident happened nearly 10 years ago and the woman took a while to stabilise.

"Obviously, there was no liable party in this accident, and while it has its humorous dimension, the major injuries caused were no laughing matter for the woman concerned," she told The Standard.

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