A motorcycle crash almost took a woman’s life in September, but her rescuer was on his paws and ready to help.

On Thursday, Suzanne Fitzsimmons was reunited with her rescuer, Max, a dog who was adopted by Ursula Trudeau two weeks before Fitzsimmons’ crash.

“I’ve had lots of dogs but never had an experience like this one,” Trudeau said.

She said it was a September day like any other, and while taking Max on his afternoon walk he suddenly stopped and pointed to an area that was covered by brush and trees.

“I walked in and looked and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s a body,'” Trudeau said.

Lying in the brush, which was over 20 feet from the road, Trudeau said, was Fitzsimmons.

Fitzsimmons said she was on her way to work when she lost control of her motorcycle on a sharp turn near Trudeau’s home.

Officials said she had been lying there unconscious and severely injured for hours, and they said she might have been there even longer if not for Max.

“I think I probably would have walked on by,” Trudeau said.

Trudeau hadn’t seen Fitzsimmons since the accident, but the two met Thursday for the first time in the hospital.

Fitzsimmons said Max is a hero, and if it wasn’t for him she might have died.

Sitting comfortably between the two women, Max seemed to be taking his new found fame in stride.