Guardian angel’s dog saves owner after truck crash by running to get help

We all remember the old TV show Lassie, about a smart collie who always saves the day by warning people of danger, like when Timmy gets stuck in the well and Lassie runs to get help.

Even though it sounds crazy, the show isn’t too far from reality. We’ve heard many stories of quick-thinking dogs who ran to get help during emergencies and saved people’s lives.

This happened recently when a brave German Shepherd led police to the scene of a car crash, where his owner was hurt, so they could help him.

Trooper Sandberg and officers from the Lebanon Police Department saw a German Shepherd running free on the interstate on January 3, according to the New Hampshire State Police.

They tried to take the dog in, but it ran away down the highway and into Vermont. The officers followed the dog, and soon they saw that it wasn’t trying to get away from them, but rather to show them where to go.

They found a broken guardrail, which led them to a rolled-over pickup truck with a lot of damage:

Two people who were in the car were found on the scene, having been thrown from the car. They were still alive, but they were “hypothermic and seriously injured.”

The German Shepherd, whose name was Tinsley, had been in the car when it crashed, and the smart dog had run to get help.

“It quickly became apparent that Tinsley led Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police to the crash site and injured occupants,” New Hampshire State Police wrote on Facebook.

Tinsley was lucky that the accident didn’t hurt her. The officers called for help for the men who were hurt.

Tinsley’s owner, Cam Laundry, was one of the men. He was proud of how fast his dog thought, and he wasn’t surprised that she helped him when he needed it.

“She’s my little guardian angel,” Cam told CBS Boston. “It’s a miracle how she has that kind of intelligence to do what she did.”

“She never leaves my side,” he told WMUR. “So we’re always together in that truck that got wrecked she’s always my co-pilot, she’s always with me.”

Even after she saved her owner’s life, Tinsley was still there for him. The “guardian angel” kept an eye on him as he got better.

Captain Jack Hedges of the Hartford Fire Department said, “The whole time we were starting our patient care it sat there nice and calm right next to its owner,”