Driver crashes into pole trying to avoid dog on Phoenix road

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PHOENIX -- A man and a woman were taken to a hospital Tuesday night after the female driver crashed into a pole while trying to avoid hitting a dog.

The crash happened near Southern and 59th avenues just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the woman swerved when she saw the dog run into the road and she ended up crashing into a pole.

She was trapped inside her vehicle and firefighters had to cut her out.

She and a male passenger were taken to a local hospital, but they are expected to be OK.