Puppies Survive Fiery Wreck after Car Chase

Puppies rescued after car chase wreck

During a high-speed car chase late last night, a suspected drunk driver lost control of his vehicle, crashing through a railroad crossing gate and into a barber shop in Pacoima, Calif.

The car burst into flames.

“The male attempted to climb over the female passenger to escape but wasn’t able to,” an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, who’d been pursuing the suspect, told CBS Los Angeles. The man was taken into custody.

The man and woman weren’t the only passengers. The woman told the police there were two puppies in the car.

One of the puppies was found, but the other wasn’t discovered until several hours later, covered in the foamy water used by the fire department to put out the blaze. Amazingly, neither of the puppies was injured.

“Fortunately the puppies are pretty resilient,” a police officer said at the scene as he held one of them, KABC reports.

The puppies were taken to the East Valley animal shelter in Van Nuys. Hopefully they’ll be rehomed with more responsible pet parents.

Photo: CBS Los Angeles/YouTube


Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!