Head-On Crash After Driver Distracted by Puppy

Published 05/04 2014 05:25PM

Updated 05/04 2014 05:32PM

BRADFORD, Vt. - A driver was sent to the hospital after a head-on crash, and police say a puppy is partially to blame.

A 39 year old Bradford man veered off Goshen Road just after 9 A.M. Sunday. Police say the car sideswiped a telephone pole before colliding head on with a tree.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, apparently became distracted by a puppy sitting on his lap just before the crash.

The car was totaled, and the operator was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

There was no word on whether the puppy was injured in the crash.

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