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Dog Helps Save Owner Who Was Hit By Car In Dorchester

BOSTON (CBS) – A dog helped save her owner who was badly injured in a car crash just days before Thanksgiving.

John Miles was walking his dog Lucy on Neponset Street in Dorchester, as he does every day, when both of them were hit by a car.

Lucy saved her owner after they were hit by a car in Dorchester. (WBZ-TV photo)

Lucy saved her owner after they were hit by a car in Dorchester. (WBZ-TV photo)

John blacked out and doesn’t remember what happened. Lucy, a husky-beagle mix, who was also injured, limped to a nearby dentist’s office and barked until help arrived. She limped back and stayed by John’s side until emergency crews arrived.

“I’m very happy that Lucy did what she did,” Miles said. “Makes me feel wonderful because if a dog as good as her can get recognition for doing something above and beyond good for her.”

John had no identification on him, so first responders used Lucy’s ID tags to determine who they were. (Continued…)

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