LAKEWOOD — A man flipped his car trying to avoid a dog that ran into the street on Sunday — but struck and killed the dog regardless, police said.

The dog suddenly ran into the path of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu around 9:30 a.m. on New Hampshire Avenue and Bellinger Avenue, according to Lakewood Police.

Police said the 34-year-old Lakewood man could not avoid hitting the dog. The man, whose identity was not disclosed,  was not charged.

The man got got himself out of the car through a back window and was not injured, according to police.

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