OWA – A teen who tried her best to save the life of a cat is lucky she did not lose her own.
Police are saying that the girl, who is not being identified because she is a juvenile, was driving near 5th and Poplar Streets in Atlantic Sunday night at approximately 8:40 p.m.
After spotting a cat in the road, the driver immediately swerved and then overcorrected.
Her 2015 Chevy Sonic completely jumped a curb, struck a tree and flipped, finally coming to rest on its roof.
Even though swerving to avoid an animal may be merely an instinct, the Iowa State Patrol has warned of the dangers in a safety campaign which is called “Don’t Veer For Deer.”
The ISP claims that a sudden move to miss an animal can result in loss of control of the vehicle and increase the risk of injury.
Police tell Ric Hanson of KJAN Radio that the girl was not injured, however, Hanson says it was not immediately clear whether the cat escaped injury.
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.