The data is in: Pets do make our lives better. They provide companionship and comfort in our day to day lives and have even been shown to reduce stress. Many pet owners or owners of comfort animals cannot imagine going anywhere without their beloved furry friends, so they take them in the car. Traveling with an unrestrained pet can be dangerous and cause an accident if they interfere with your driving.
The Southern Maryland News Net website reported about an accident that happened earlier this month when a woman’s dog allegedly jumped into the vehicle, hitting the accelerator and drove her SUV into the house.
911 dispatchers received the call on April 18th, at around 4:50 p.m. from the owner of a townhome in the town of California, Maryland. The woman told the dispatcher that the dog had crashed the vehicle into the residence, but there were no injuries related to the crash.
Emergency crews from the Bay District Fire Department, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and the NAS Patuxent River arrived to find significant damage to the rear of the home where the SUV had backed into the residence. Firefighters spent about an hour securing the support infrastructure of the building.
Authorities with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said that the accident is still currently under investigation.