A witness of the incident revealed that her partner tried to revive the talismanic cricketer but Symonds had died on the spot.
As per the latest developments, Andrew Symonds’ dogs survived the fatal car accident and one of them wasn’t ready to leave the former cricketer’s dead body. Notably, the former Australian all-rounder passed away on Sunday (May 15) after his car spun off the road in the outskirts of the Townsville area of Queensland. Details of the incident are now coming out as the police investigation is underway.
A witness of the incident revealed that her partner tried to revive the talismanic cricketer but he had died on the spot. She also revealed that two of Symonds’ dogs were accompanying him in the car and both somehow managed to survive. However, the demise of their master left them heartbroken as one of the dogs wasn’t ready to leave Symonds’ dead body.
Andrew Symonds passed away on the spot
“When we got there we could see a car upside down with a man in it. One of them (dog) was very sensitive and didn’t want to leave him. It would just growl at you every time we tried to move him or go near him,” the witness was quoted as saying by Australia’s Courier-Mail.
She had earlier said that her partner tried to save his life, but couldn’t do so as there was no pulse. “My partner tried to get (Symonds) out of the car, to put him on to his back. He was unconscious, not responsive, and had no pulse,” she added.
With Symonds being one of the most celebrated Australian all-rounders ever, the news of his demise left the entire cricket world in dismay. Condolences poured in from different corners as fans and cricket stars paid tribute to the ‘larger-than-life’ personality. For the unversed, Symonds was a vital part of the Australian team in the first decade of the 21st century.
He played several destructive knocks and took the Aussies to numerous memorable triumphs. Symonds even played an instrumental role in taking Australia to glory in the 2003 and 2007 World Cups.