Cautionary tale for pets in cars

A small dog has died as a result of its injuries from a head-on collision Friday morning on Shannon Lake Road.

A small dog has died as a result of its injuries from a head-on collision Feb. 24 on Shannon Lake Road.

At 8:43 a.m., emergency crews were called to the scene of a head-on collision involving a Mercedes SUV and a Cadillac Fleetwood on Shannon Lake Road.

The Mercedes, driven by a 43 year old West Kelowna woman, was traveling westbound while the Cadillac was eastbound.

It appears that, at a bend in the road, the Cadillac crossed over the center line and struck the oncoming SUV.

A small dog in the Cadillac was killed as a result of the collision and it does not appear that the pet had been secured. Both the woman and the 57 year old West Kelowna man driving the Cadillac were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two other dogs in the SUV survived the collision.

The man was ticketed under the Motor Vehicle Act for speeding relative to conditions.

Seatbelts save lives. Securing your pet properly in your vehicle can also save theirs.

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