Woman and pet hedgehog in rollover accident on U.S. 23
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A 33-year-old Ypsilanti woman who was taking her hedgehog to the vet Thursday afternoon was run off the road and had to be transported to the hospital with minor injuries after her vehicle rolled over, officials said.
The hedgehog emerged unscathed.
Authorities were dispatched to the accident on U.S. 23 near Geddes Road at 3:20 p.m., said Joyce Williams with Huron Valley Ambulance.
The woman was run off the road, causing her vehicle to flip over. The motorist in the other vehicle kept driving, authorities said.
The woman had to abandon her hedgehog when she was taken to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in stable condition and asked authorities to care for it.
When fire officials arrived, the hedgehog was in a pouch the woman was holding, said Lt. Aaron Blackford of the Ann Arbor Township Fire Department. The Humane Society of Huron Valley arrived at the scene of the accident to care for the hedgehog in the woman's absence until family members could retrieve it.
"The woman said there was glass everywhere" when the call came in, Blackford said.