The oblivious canine had leapt on to the back seat. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia / Elf / Djmirko
The victim was taken to hospital on Thursday afternoon after a puppy inadvertently fired a loaded gun at her.
44-year-old Tina Springer had been sitting in the passenger seat of a truck driven by 79-year-old Brent Parks when the pair stopped to wait at a railway crossing for a passing train.
Spooked by the locomotive, Parks' dog - a young yellow Labrador Retriever - bounded on to the back seat of the truck and inadvertently caused a loaded handgun in the console to discharge.
The bullet hit Springer in the thigh, leaving her in urgent need of medical attention.
It is believed that cloth from the seat covers may have become lodged in the gun's trigger well, thus making it easier for the weapon to be accidentally discharged when the dog jumped up.
An investigation into the exact circumstances surrounding the incident is still ongoing.
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