Dog killed, two injured in crash

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A DOG was killed and two other dogs injured, one seriously, when a car they were riding in crashed into a pole at Rosebud, Thursday (4 August) night.

The driver of the car, a 55-year-old Safety Beach man, was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident occurred at 6.40pm at the intersection of Point Nepean Rd and First Av.

Sergeant David Collins, of Mornington Peninsula Highway Patrol, said the dead dog was on the front seat and hit the windscreen and the others were in the rear. He said marks on the rear of the front seat indicated the force of the impact. There is no suggestion of speeding or alcohol.

Rosebud CFA crews helped free the two surviving dogs which were taken by the Rosebud police van to an after-hours vet.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 9 August 2016

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