Hero dog goes missing after car crash

Dog leash. (Photo: Alan Levine/flickr/Creative Commons) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Combined ShapeCaption
Dog leash. (Photo: Alan Levine/flickr/Creative Commons) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

A hero dog involved in a car accident is missing after being credited with saving the lives of four children who were passengers.

Simba, a recently adopted Great Dane, helped hold four children riding in the backseat remain in place during the accident Saturday.

>> Read more trending news

Driver Austin Underhill was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital. He has since been released.

"I'm glad I was the only one hurt my baby saved us I just need him home and know he's OK," Underhill said in a Facebook post as part of his search for the lost dog.

Simba was last seen at a gas station near the accident. He was limping and is believed to be injured.

Simba has a skin condition and is on medication to treat it.

"Please do not chase or call out to him," the post read. "He's scared and may run deeper into hiding."