Dogs may be man's best friend, but they can also cause some pretty substantial issues for the common motorist.

In China, a dog got loose and tried to cross a major thoroughfare. The result? One big fire, three wrecked cars, and one hell of a dizzy dog.

The dog in question appears to have gotten loose from his owner and starts running amuck. At one point, the dog gets clipped by a car, which starts a chain reaction.

An Audi sideswipes another car and then goes across the median where it hits yet another car head-on. Then, as if that weren't enough, a fire breaks out.

Amazingly, everybody got out of the cars and there was no fiery death to speak of. Even more amazingly, the dog was dizzy for a minute and then ran off. Everybody got away from the scene safely so far as we can tell.

(Hat Tip to Anthony!)