Dog Found in Driver’s Seat of Semitrailer After Crash in Minnesota

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A canine may find itself in the doghouse after being involved in a semitrailer crash Friday afternoon in Minnesota.

The collision happened about 2 p.m. in Mankato, where the Labrador was found behind the wheel of the big rig after it slammed into a car near the gas pumps at a Kwik Trip convenience store, the Mankato Free Press reported. No other occupant was found inside the truck.

Mankato, a city of about 41,000 residents, is located about 80 miles southwest of Minneapolis.

No one was injured in the incident, which began when the semitrailer was apparently put in gear and moved through the parking lot of a Wilson Trailer Sales location before crossing North River Drive, the newspaper reported, citing the Mankato Department of Public Safety.

The big rig then jumped a curb, hit a tree and struck a car.

“I heard the tree snap and I thought somebody decided to turn around, but then it just kept going forward,” witness David Stegora told the Free Press, adding that he saw the dog in the vehicle but not a driver.

Whether or not the owner of the truck would be cited was not immediately clear.