Authorities: Pa. police dog injured when car hits officer’s SUV

PENN, Pa. (AP) — A crash involving a Pennsylvania police vehicle has left a police dog injured.

Authorities say the crash occurred about 5:35 p.m. Monday as Penn Patrolman Joseph Lewis was driving in a marked police SUV with its lights and sirens activated. His canine partner was in the back of the SUV.

As Lewis navigated a curve, authorities say a car driven by 39-year-old Clayton Ambler, of Irwin, crossed the center line and struck the SUV.

Lewis wasn’t hurt. But his police dog and Ambler were both treated for minor injuries.

Authorities said today Ambler will face citations stemming from the crash.

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