An indestructible Labrador that survived being run over by FOUR trains has been dubbed ‘Britain’s luckiest dog’.
Poppy chased a deer onto the line while walking with her owner and the pair were both hit by a passenger train.
The deer was killed instantly – but Poppy survived by lying on the track as three further trains passed overhead.
She suffered a couple of broken ribs and her local vets in Westbury, Wilts., said things “looked very dark for Poppy”.
“Her face was extremely swollen, she had a large wound on her back and was in considerable pain – but we were amazed that the only broken bones were a couple of ribs,” Sarah Holmes, from Garston Vets, said.
She was given the all clear within a week and sent home.
“It’s something that her owners never believed would happen,” added Ms Holmes.
“She is making good progress but, unsurprisingly, has a degree of discomfort still. Fortunately, she hasn’t lost her appetite.”
Network Rail said a train driver reported seeing something near the Hawkeridge footpath level in Westbury crossing at about 7.30am on January 17.
Trains on the line were told to run with caution and an operations manager arrived on site to find injured Poppy 20 minutes later.