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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- A man said he has a good excuse for losing control of his car and crashing into a creek -- his dog!

Vic Vickers, 91, was taking his dog to a park in Colorado Springs this week when he said his dog Gio stepped on his foot on the accelerator.

Vickers managed to turn away from the other dog park visitors, but quickly realized he was headed straight toward the water.

I was thinking that I would surely be able to get it stopped before going that far but I couldn't, Vickers said.

Vickers said he was happy no one was seriously hurt.

I love him and it's not his fault, Vickers said. He didn't know what he was doing.

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