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12/18/2013 11:23 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2013

Lucy, Heroic Dog, Ignores Her Own Injuries To Get Help For Wounded Owner, John Miles, After Both Were Hit By A Car (VIDEO)

Examples of true selflessness are hard to come by, unless of course we're speaking of dogs.

Last month, a dog named Lucy ignored her own injuries to get help for her owner after they were both hit by a car, CBS Boston reported.

John Miles was walking Lucy on their regular route in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood when the pair was struck by a speeding vehicle while crossing the street. Miles was knocked unconscious and had two broken legs, a broken arm and 15 facial fractures.

Lucy suffered a torn ACL and leg fractures, but the husky-beagle mix limped to the nearest building, a dental office, and barked until help came. Once people responded to her cries she led them back to Miles, who still lay in the street.

“What I’m being told is she sat there and was crying and everything else, you know because I couldn’t get up,” Miles told CBS Boston. “That’s the type of dog she is.”

The loyal pooch continued to watch over him even after paramedics arrived at the scene. “By the time the police and animal control officer arrived, Lucy had braced herself against the nearly unconscious John, refusing to leave his side even as he was lifted into the ambulance,” officials said in a statement, according to Boston Magazine.

Miles and Lucy are both undergoing treatments for their injuries, but are expected to recover.

Lucy reminds us all of the important role animals play in our lives,” veterinarian Meghan Sullivan told Boston.com. “She’s a true hero to John and her family and to all of us. We won’t rest until she’s back to her active self, enjoying long walks with her family once again.”

The cost of repairing a ligament in Lucy's knee is more than $5,000, according to My Fox Boston. For information on how to help Lucy's family with her medical costs, click here.

H/T: The Daily Mail

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