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Woman, dog pulled from canal in western Broward County

Dog dead, woman airlifted to hospital after SUV crashes into Davie canal

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DAVIE, Fla. – A woman and a dog were pulled from an SUV that crashed into a canal Tuesday afternoon in western Broward County.

Sky 10 was above the scene at Griffin Road just west of Interstate 75 as a group of bystanders and authorities gathered near the water.

Witnesses told police that a small Lexus SUV was traveling west on Griffin Road near Bonaventure Boulevard at a normal speed when it clipped a few signs and for some unknown reason veered off the road and went into the canal.

Investigators told Local 10 News that four good Samaritans saw what happened and jumped into the water, but they were unable to retrieve the driver. A Davie police officer arrived and jumped in the water.

Davie police and Broward Sheriff's Office divers eventually found the 53-year-old woman and pulled her out.

"The vehicle was completely submerged under the water" when divers rescued her, Davie police Sgt. Ed Smith said.

Police said the woman was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. Her husband was at the hospital with her Tuesday night.

A small dog was also found in the car. The dog did not survive.

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