It sounds like the beginning of a bad country song, but for California man (and soon-to-be father) Joey Beltran, it was all too real.
His mom had been fighting bone cancer for a while and he knew she probably wasn’t going to make it. Then he got the call he had been dreading – doctors didn’t expect her to make it through the night.
Joey got in his car along with his faithful dog Nala to make the difficult trip to the hospital to say goodbye.
On the way there, though, his car clipped the curb while he was on the interstate, sending the vehicle flipping end over end. When the car finally came to a stop, Joey was upside down.
As people rushed to help he realized he didn’t know where Nala was. As he peered through the glass he spotted the frightened dog running into the desert.