Five years after a terrifying accident, Nadja Andersson describes how a MIMSafe Variocage dog car crate saved her dogs’ lives
In the seconds that she saw the car hurtling towards her on the wrong side of the road Nadja Andersson was convinced that both her own and her dogs’ lives were over. Nadja says “No, I thought, “it’s over now.” All memories just flew through my mind, my child, my partner, my family – everything.”
It’s been five years since that terrible day in March 2018. Nadja did not think for a second that she would survive and it’s this scene that she carries in her mind to this day. “I hear the dogs howling in the car during and after the crash in my head almost every day. It is pure torture that unfortunately I don’t think I will ever get rid of.”
“I hear the dogs howling in the car during and after the crash in my head almost every day.”
Nadja still suffers pain and severe migraines since the accident and last time we heard from her she was still absent from work and was doubtful that she would ever work again.
She said: “I’m unable to work with all the pain I have today. It’s the passion for the dogs that has made me strong enough to keep going, despite all the pain and memories that remain. Without the dogs I probably would have buried myself away. Animals help you to heal, they are there and they need you no matter what.”
Despite the severity of the impact, Nadja’s German Shepherd Dog Troja and puppy Tara not only survived the impact but did not suffer any injuries.
“I can only say that my decision to purchase a dog cage from MIMSafe saved my dogs’ lives”.
“I think it’s terrifying that so many dog owners do not understand the importance of using a crash tested, safe dog crate. MIMSafe’s crash tests are based on how a crash happens in real life and they are the only ones I trust.”
Most of Nadja’s dog owning friends and family are now fully aware of the dangers of not using a safe car crate and many have chosen to purchase their crates from MIMSafe, to be certain that their dogs will be safe if the worst happens. They think much more about the safety of their dogs and passengers than they did before.
The Variocage that saved the lives of Nadja’s dogs can be seen here, relatively undamaged, despite the severity of the impact.
Today, Nadja uses a MIMSafe VarioCage in her new car and vows that she will never use anything else while transporting her dogs.