SPOKANE, Wash. – “I was driving straight, headed west, in hopes of just going home.” These are the harrowing words of Tabitha Ormaechea, She had worked all day and just want to get some rest. But rest would not be found at the red light at Crestline and Empire. In fact, quite the contrary.
“Out of nowhere I had looked at all the lights, no cars, I reached down to get some chapstick, and that’s when I got hit,” said Ormaechea. A gold car had struck her tire…not particularly hard but there was impact.
“When I looked up, there was no one in the car, just a little dog up on the steering wheel peeking over looking at me,” said Ormaechea. That little dog was a Chihuahua named Toby, whose owner, Jason Martinez, had run into a store just minutes prior.
“I didn’t know what to think,” said Martinez. “Someone just ran into the store and asked if anyone has a gold car and I said, yeah, me, why?” He must have knocked it out of gear and the car rolled out.”
Damage to the cars was minimal. No physical injuries were reported. But the emotional scars could potentially run pretty deep.
“I was shocked, I didn’t know if I was crazy, or if this little dog had taken a joy ride,” said Ormaechea.