Orange County Fire Authorities responded to reports of an overturned vehicle on fire near the intersection of West Memory Lane and North Pacific Avenue shortly after 10:30 p.m.
The driver explained his 100 pound bullmastiff jumped from the back seat to the front while the car was in motion.
When authorities arrived the man was already out of the vehicle.
He was seen sitting on the curb being treated for injuries while his dog was beside him, uninjured.
There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.
Driving with our pets seems harmless, but it can be extremely dangerous. If your pets are not in a carrier or restrained, it increases the chances of you being distracted or losing control of your car.
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