2012-05-30 / Front Page

Sick dog leads to crash

Tuesday morning accident ties up road in Garrison
Eric Gross

  A pet dog that apparently became ill inside his master’s car as it traveled along Route 9 in Garrison Tuesday resulted in a head-on crash that sent two men to the hospital.

Captain William McNamara of the Sheriff’s Department said the mishap occurred at 8:35 a.m. when a southbound Toyota driven by Robert White, 56, of East Port, Long Island, went out of control after the driver’s pet pit bull began vomiting inside the car causing the driver to lose control and veer into the oncoming lane where the vehicle plowed head-on into a Honda operated by Semeer Jain, 35, of Ossining.

White was airlifted to the Westchester Medical Center with what McNamara called non-life threatening injuries while Jain was taken by ambulance to Hudson Valley Hospital Center where he was treated and released.
Police said the dog escaped injury and was turned over to the Philipstown Animal Control officer for safe keeping. It was picked up by a friend several hours later.
EMS personnel from Garrison and Philipstown assisted at the scene.
Police issued no summons.

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