Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/29/canine_car_crash/

Dog crashes car during driving lesson

Chinese Fido fails steering challenge

By Lester Haines

Posted in Media, 29th August 2006 11:31 GMT

A Chinese dog owner who allowed her mutt to take the wheel of her car promptly crashed headlong into an oncoming car, Xinhua News Agency reports.

Mrs Li from Hohhot, the capital of Chinese Inner Mongolia, admitted her dog was "was fond of crouching on the steering wheel and often watched her drive". Accordingly, she decided it was a bright idea to "let the dog 'have a try' while she operated the accelerator and brake" - with inevitable results.

Xinhua sadly fails to note either the breed of dog involved or details of the vehicles and the resultant carnage. It does, however, state that Li "paid for repairs", which seems fair enough in the circumstances. ®