Dog Saves Trainers: See Brave Canine Rescue Blindfolded Handler From Runaway Car [VIDEO]

By iScienceTimes Staff on June 14, 2013 5:04 PM EDT

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A dog saves trainers in California after an out-of-control car bounces up onto the sidewalk and almost runs them over. (Photo: Reuters)

A dog saves trainers in San Rafael, Calif., a city just north of the San Francisco Bay Area, after a car almost smashed into them on the sidewalk. The hero guide dog, which was being trained as a seeing-eye canine, alerted its handlers to the approaching danger.

According to Daily News, the dog saves trainers incident happened Monday morning. The dog, an 18-month-old Labrador named O'Neil, was being educated by two trainers when it sensed the approaching car and turned its head to look around.

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As seen in the footage of the dog that saves its trainers below, the car appears out of nowhere, barreling down the sidewalk as bits of debris fly off from it as it skids through a narrow opening between a solid barrier and the adjacent building.

"It shot out like a rocket," Richard Bolds, who owns the building on the corner, told ABC News. The building has surveillance cameras and captured the incident on video.

"We're working on having as straight a line to the curbs, and then on from there," Danielle Alvarado, one of O'Neil's trainers who was blindfolded during the training exercise, said.

Daily News reports that the driver of the out-of-control vehicle was a 93-year-old woman who had her husband in the passenger seat. While it's unclear exactly how she lost control of the vehicle, the car definitely caused some damage and left skid marks along the side of a building and smashed into a window. Neither occupant was injured in the accident.

Here's the dramatic footage, as seen on YouTube, showing the tense moment that the seeing-eye dog saves its trainers:

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