A DRIVER whose dog fled in terror after a Burnley road collision has launched an appeal to find his missing pet.
Ian Plowright (69) was hurt when his van collided with a HGV before careering into a shop front in Colne Road last Tuesday night.
His beloved pet dog “Nipper”, who was by his side in the van, ran off frightened from the scene of the crash and has not been seen since.
Ian, of Windermere Avenue, suffered cuts and bruises to his face in the accident but refused to go to hospital until the black and white Jack Russell was back home safe with him.
Wendy Shaw, Ian’s daughter, said: “He won’t go to the hospital because he is frightened the dog won’t come home if he’s not there.
“He is really close to it.
“My mum died three years ago so the dog is his companion. It is all he has. It goes everywhere with him. He is lost without it.”
The family have been tirelessly searching the area for Nipper and have been appealing to Facebook and Twitter users in Burnley
A few people reported sightings of a black and white Jack Russell but the pet is yet to be found.
Anyone who has seen Nipper can contact Wendy on 07875312993.