Bull Mastiff Puppy Causes Car Crash, Suffers Minor Injuries

Driver lost control when the 8-month-old puppy jumped into the front seat

An 8-month-old bull mastiff puppy caused a car fiery crash Tuesday night when he jumped into the car's front seat, causing the driver to lose control and flip the vehicle, police said.

The crash occurred around 11 p.m. on Memory Lane in Santa Ana.

Footage from the scene showed the car engulfed in flames. Passers-by helped get the driver and dog, Mastis, out of the car before paramedics arrived.

Mastis initially resisted getting out of the car, according to the witnesses.

Both the dog and the driver suffered minor injuries and the driver was taken to a hospital, said Anthony Bertagna, a Santa Ana Police Department spokesman.

A member of the driver's family came to the scene to pick up Mastis.

Traffic investigators are looking into the cause of the crash and the driver could face a citation for not securing his pet.

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