Man dies in freak accident with dog leash
Dog leash was hanging outside the car - got stuck in the wheel when he reversed and broke his neck
A Port Elizabeth man’s neck was broken when the dog's leash he had draped around his neck got stuck in the wheel of his car, a family member said on Monday.
Rob Emslie, 39, had the leash around his neck as he left a restaurant with his dog.
Emslie got into his car and closed the door but he did not notice a large part of the leash was hanging outside the car, said the family member, who asked not to be named.
As he reversed, the leash got stuck in the wheel and broke his neck.
Emslie’s dog was with him at the time and drew the attention of a passer-by by jumping in and out of an open window of the car.
"The dog stayed with him the whole night and was in a frantic state the next morning."
It's unclear what's since happened to the dog.