• ETC
  • Jul 2, 2013
Among the many useful pieces of driving advice we've taken to heart over the years, "Safely secure all cargo" is etched pretty high on our personal stone tablets. We've had a couple of frustrating moments over the years (numerous wonky cupholders and too-tall lidded cups; a radar detector that released its suction cups and dashed itself below the dashboard, etc.), but never anything like the scene above.

These photos above come courtesy of the Washington State Patrol, and they show the unfortunate aftermath of a driver, his dog, and his Ford Explorer after it crashed near the town of Belfair last week. According to reports, the man was schlepping five-gallon containers of paint inside his vehicle when he was involved in an unexplained accident. It's not clear what triggered the crash, but the impromptu abstract painting covered the whole of the interior, including the driver and his faithful companion.

The man was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries, and his dog was cleaned and later taken to a humane society.


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      Taylor DeCastro
      • 1 Year Ago
      /Cop walks up cautiously, giggling under his words/ Cop: "SIR! ARE YOU OKAY?!" Driver: /shaken/ "Ye...yeah......I...I think so." Cop: "Okay...great." "If you'll just hold still for a second." ..."click"
        pheasant601
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Taylor DeCastro
        My thoughts as well. I was like "how did he snap this photo?" I hope there was someone running around the other side to help.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Hi There Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kudos to Autoblog on the Jackson Pollock Edition name.
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why was the dog taken to a human society instead of returned to his owner? Did helose custody of his dog? It was an accident, not an act of animal cruelty.
        Chris Paukert
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Shiftright
        Shiftright, I've been wondering the same thing myself, but was unable to find the answer. My best guess is that the man required some time in the hospital and the emergency workers needed a place to take the dog. Hopefully the driver is on the mend and he and his pup have been reunited by now.
      Pingü Kùtú
      • 1 Year Ago
      poor doggie...
      john m
      • 1 Year Ago
      WOW!!! That REALLY sucks!!!
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      The internet would like to thank the first responder who delayed giving help long enough to take pictures.
        1STH
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BipDBo
        and yet he still did more than you...who sit useless at your computer desperately trying to think of ways to be clever and interesting.....and still fail.
          BipDBo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @1STH
          What crawled up your butt?
          1STH
          • 1 Year Ago
          @1STH
          truth hurts, doesn't it...
          Brex
          • 1 Year Ago
          @1STH
          "What crawled up your butt?" A fist.
          pheasant601
          • 1 Year Ago
          @1STH
          Take a chill pill or get off the internet. Or both.
      Eggshen
      • 1 Year Ago
      Welcome to last weeks news.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eggshen
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        Nickerson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eggshen
        Not everyone reads every news article known to man. Get a life.
          Eggshen
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Nickerson
          Gotta love the fan-boys.
      Julio B
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why take his dog to a Humane Society?
        Dark Gnat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Julio B
        Because the owner painted himself into a corner. :D
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dark Gnat
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        DC Mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Julio B
        Probably to have them watch after the dog while the guy is checked out at the hospital since they don't know how long he'll be there. Better than dropping a possibly injured dog off in the guy's backyard without knowing if anyone will take care of it.
      David T Jones
      • 1 Year Ago
      Secure your load.. huh uh uhuhuh
      TooManyCars
      • 1 Year Ago
      That'll buff right out...
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      I find it weird that it is bad to show a nipple (when its owner want it to be seen), yet it is OK to publish pictures of a suffering person like this... Note that I'm not judging either of those, just how it does not make any sense at all.
        BK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jarda
        Not sure why the responder is stopping to take a pic when the driver is still sitting there apparently unattended to...
        Gordon Chen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jarda
        Don't bring nipples into this
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