Driver, Dog Survive Rollover Crash

A volunteer patrol officer stayed at the scene with the dog while the woman was rescued

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, Oct 21, 2012  |  Updated 2:23 PM PDT
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Driver, Dog Survive Rollover Crash

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A female driver and her dog survived a rollover crash in Mission Valley Sunday morning, police confirmed.

The single-vehicle crash happened on Camino del Rio North near Ward Road around 4:30 a.m.

According to officer Dan Lasher with the San Diego Police Department, a woman driving a black sedan lost control of her vehicle, spun out and crashed into a bridge column. The sedan rolled over and landed on its roof.

Lasher said a retired senior volunteer patrol officer was near the scene when the crash occurred. She helped the woman and her dog until emergency rescue crews arrived.

The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries, including damage to her knee, and was safely extracted from the totaled vehicle.

The volunteer patrol officer stayed with the dog, who was not injured, while crews worked to rescue the driver.

Lasher said the driver may have been traveling at a fast rate of speed in the rain, causing the car to spin out of control. The crash is still under investigation and alcohol is not a suspected factor in the rollover, police said.

The names of the driver and volunteer officer were not released.

It is unclear where the dog was taken after the accident. NBC 7 reached out to local Animal Control authorities, but our call was not immediately returned.
 

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