Around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the Santa Ana Police Department received reports of rollover accident where the car had caught fire near the 1200 block of West Memory Lane. As police and medical responders arrived on the scene, they could see an 8-month-old Mastiff puppy and his owner sitting along the sidewalk.
Officer’s stated that the man was cut up and bleeding, but his injuries were fairly minor. After talking to the driver, police learned that the cause of the accident was because of his big puppy. Apparently the young Mastiff jumped from the back seat to the front where he caused the driver to slam into a median and lose control. Witnesses as stated that the car had overturned and soon caught fire. People quickly rushed over and pulled the dog and the driver out of the burning car.
Members of the drivers family came to take the young mastiff home while he was transported to a nearby hospital. Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said that the accident could have been much worst and that the driver and dog were very fortunate. The driver still received a citation for not having his dog secured.
Both dog and the owner were lucky that the could walk away with only a few scrapes and minor injuries. Most accidents in the Orange County area end very violently and cause devastating damages. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident in Santa Ana and are not sure what to do, contact a Santa Ana personal injury attorney right away.