Cockapoo Causes Car Crash

SUV crashes when dog gets stuck in steering wheel

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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.

    It’s unclear if the dog was hurt.
     

     


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