Dog narrowly avoids death after jumping from car in traffic tunnel

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A dog was lucky to avoid death when it jumped from a car window in the Mullum Mullum tunnel in Melbourne’s east.

Video recorded inside the tunnel on Sunday, December 2 shows the moment the dog slides across the road after jumping from the car, narrowly missing multiple vehicles as it stands up and walks across the road.

Traffic was held up for several minutes as its owners retrieved it.

A media representative from the tunnel’s operator, Eastlink, told Storyful the incident could have been much worse if not for the great driving skills demonstrated by the people in the cars behind the dog.

They said the cars were traveling at about 50 miles per hour.

They advised drivers with dogs in their vehicles to keep their windows closed.