Charlie Gray with Cookie the dog, who has not been seen since a crash in Cowes.
UPDATED THURSDAY 08:56*
A WOMAN involved in a car crash yesterday (Tuesday) has asked people on the Isle of Wight for help to find her dog after it escaped and ran away following the incident.
Charlotte Gray was in her Renault Espace, with her two-year-old son, Charlie, when the car collided with a Kia Picanto and flipped onto its roof in Mill Hill Road, Cowes, at about 2.30pm.
No-one was seriously injured, but Charlotte suffered cuts and bruises and Charlie had a small graze above his eye.
After the crash, the family dog, Cookie, a black patterdale terrier, ran off towards the town centre.
Charlotte, of Carisbrooke, said: "I managed to scramble out of the passenger window and free Charlie, who was well strapped in.
"But Cookie just looked at me then then ran off down the road. He hasn't got any road sense and is a lovely friendly dog.
"She has been in a crash and will need looking at properly. My children are very worried and we just want him to return."
Charlotte's mother, June Butchers, praised the emergency services for their quick response following the crash.
"The emergency services were excellent and we are very grateful to them. The accident and emergency department at St Mary's Hospital, where Charlie and Charlotte were taken, were as equally wonderful," she said.
*Cookie was found at 7.30pm on Wednesday in Victoria Road, Cowes, according to Charlotte, who thanked those who helped with the search.