Cockapoo Causes Car Crash

SUV crashes when dog gets stuck in steering wheel

Tuesday, May 21, 2013  |  Updated 3:14 PM EDT
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Cockapoo Causes Car Crash

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Police say a woman lost control of her sport-utility vehicle, drove along a sidewalk and crashed yesterday morning.

The cause? Her small dog got tangled up in the steering wheel, according to investigators.

The Press Enterprise reports the accident happened in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Berwick, Pa. -- about 120 miles northwest of Philadelphia -- around 11 a.m. Monday.

The crash knocked out power to much of the street.

The driver, 35-year-old Elizabeth Tomlinson, wasn't wearing a seatbelt and suffered a cut to her lip, but was otherwise unhurt.

Investigators say the crash happened after the dog, a Cockapoo, somehow got caught in the steering wheel and Tomlinson lost control.

Police say the dog jumped out of the vehicle and disappeared after the crash.

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It’s unclear if the dog was hurt.
 

 


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