Officer wrecks after swerving to try to avoid dog

August 13, 2010 9:02:34 AM PDT
A police officer was involved in an accident on the south side overnight. Police say the officer was responding to a call when a large dog ran out in front of him on the South Loop at Jutland. The officer swerved to avoid the dog, but still hit it, killing the dog.

The officer then lost control, hit a metal sign and came to a stop in some trees on the median.

The officer was not hurt.