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April 7, 2013

Police Log: April 7, 2013 — Personal-injury accident

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Mineville man was injured in a one-car accident March 19.

Shortly before 6:36 p.m., Lionel R. Simard, 40, told police that while he was traveling northbound on Lincoln Pond Road near Fleury Lane in the Town of Elizabethtown and approaching the crest of a hill, he saw a wild dog in the southbound lane of travel, Lewis-based State Police said.

Simard saw another vehicle traveling in the southbound lane approaching the dog, police said.

He anticipated that the other car would swerve into his lane of traffic to avoid hitting the coyote so he drove onto the right shoulder to allow space for the other vehicle, police said.

He lost traction and his vehicle struck a snow embankment and a utility pole, police said.

The other car and the coyote continued moving away from the area, police said.

No further information was available.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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