CHP uses infrared light to rescue dog who fled scene of collision

Courtesy: CHP Golden Gate Division

A dog was rescued by a CHP helicopter after if led the scene of a collision.

It happened Wednesday just after 6 p.m. on Highway 4 and Willow Pass Road in Concord.

CHP says the collision involved an overturned vehicle that was blocking multiple lanes of traffic.

CHP Air-31 arrived overhead and began to provide CHP dispatch with updates.

During the investigation, CHP says it was determined that a chihuahua fled the scene of the collision and witnesses were searching for the dog.

The area was extremely dark, so CHP Air-31 began to search the freeway using the infrared camera on the helicopter.

The CHP airplane crew found the chihuahua down a steep embankment around .2 miles from the collision scene.

Contra Costa CHP Officer Edmon was then directed by the aircrew to the dog's location.

The chihuahua is now safe.

Officer Edmon also rescued a chihuahua in distress in 2014 from the center divide on I-680 in Walnut Creek.

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