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Driver crashes after swerving to miss dog

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-25 19:39:46-05

HOWARD TOWNSHIP, Mich — A driver crashed into a power pole after swerving to miss a dog on Christmas Day.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Detroit Road and Barron Lake Road in Cass County's Howard Township.

Police say witnesses told them a driver swerved to miss a dog who ran out into the roadway. The car went off the road and turned off, crashing into a power pole. Area residents did lose power for a time after the crash.

Both tre driver and passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries.