Two injured, puppy rescued, after Greenlawn crash

Two women were injured and a puppy was Two women were injured and a puppy was rescued by Greenlawn Fire Department Capt. Eddie Nill after a two-car crash in Greenlawn early Sunday, authorities said. The driver of the SUV fled the scene. (Oct. 13, 2013) Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

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Two women were injured and a puppy was rescued unharmed from a two-car crash in Greenlawn early Sunday, authorities said.

Suffolk police said they received a call just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday of a two-car crash on Lantern Street near Park Avenue in Greenlawn.

Mike Zeis, second assistant chief of the Greenlawn Fire Department, said he arrived at the scene to find a sport utility vehicle resting on its roof and a small sedan with front-end damage and two women inside.

One of the women had a fractured femur, and the other had pain in her right arm, Zeis said. Both were taken to Huntington Hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were not life-threatening, he said.

Zeis said he saw no one in the overturned SUV -- except for a puppy in a crate in the back.

The puppy was unharmed, protected during the rollover by the crate, Zeis said. Police said the driver had apparently fled and was still at large Sunday afternoon.

"The dog took a little bit of a ride," Zeis said. "He was fine, he was happy."

A Huntington animal-control officer brought the puppy -- a 6- to 8-week-old pit bull -- to the Huntington Animal Shelter, where on Sunday it was eating and playing with a chew toy, according to an official who did not want to be named.

The shelter will wait seven days for the owner to claim the puppy. If the owner does not show up by then, the shelter will put the puppy up for adoption, the officer said.

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