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Lada car driven by a husky puppy (yes, it's true!) crashes into a gleaming Mercedes in Siberia

By Anna Liesowska
22 April 2014

Traffic police in 'fit of laughter' as the dog's debut drive ends in nightmare for the insurance companies.

Onlookers said the normally stern traffic police 'were in stitches of laughter when they realised what had happened'. Picture: Galina Baranova

The driver of the Zhiguli car, better known outside Russia by the name Lada, and went to a nearby repair store, leaving his Siberian husky puppy in the vehicle.

The animal was not best pleased and started rampaging through the 2106 VAZ, as the Soviet-era car is widely called in Russia. 

An eyewitness who worked in a nearby store said: 'It was about 3 pm when the driver from the 2106 VAZ left a husky puppy inside the car. The puppy went mad and managed to pull the wires which led to the engine's ignition. 

'The car was parked on a small hill which helped it get going. The puppy was even steering the wheel, so that the car made a small semicircle and crashed into a parked Mercedes and then a SsangYong car.'

Onlookers said the normally stern traffic police 'were in stitches of laughter when they realised what had happened'.

They had no idea who to make responsible, it was reported. They called on a loud hailer for the VAZ car owner. 

'When he came he put all the blame on the puppy, much to the fury of the drivers of the Mercedes and Ssang Yong cars.'

Lada car driven by a husky puppy (yes, it's true!) crashes into a gleaming Mercedes in Siberia

Parking by 'Prorab' shopping mall in Barnaul, Siberia. Picture: Galina Baranova

A spokesman at the Barnaul traffic police propaganda department explained: 'The VAZ automobile owner parked his car near a home and repair store on Kosmonavtov Prospekt, left his husky puppy in the car and went shopping. 

'The puppy got very nervous after a long wait and started crashing around inside the car, and somehow managed to start the engine. 

'The car moved and crashed into two parked vehicles, a SsangYong and Mercedes. 

'The Barnaul traffic police has registered the crash. The rest should be sorted by the insurance company'. 

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