A GOOD Samaritan who came to the aid of a 79-year-old man involved in a minor accident has been treated in hospital after the elderly man’s three-legged dog — named Tripod — bit him on the nose.
Senior Constable Tony Pearson, of the Hamilton highway patrol unit, said there was a minor accident at 11.20am yesterday after a Hamilton man, 79, backed out of a car park on Learmonth Street and was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle on the opposite side of the street.
He said the driver was suffering health ailments but he was not injured in the accident.
“A good Samaritan has come to the man’s aid and tried to help. In that process the man’s three-legged fox terrier, believed to be named Tripod, has bitten the good Samaritan on the nose,” he said.
“The good Samaritan was taken to the nearby Hamilton hospital for treatment but fortunately did not require stitches.
“He was treated with adhesive strips and had a tetanus shot,” he said.
Senior Constable Pearson said the elderly man and Tripod the dog were fine.