Police Officer Flees After Her Pit Bulls Attack Mom & Children

Posted on: October 26th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Sept. 30, 2010, three pit bulls owned by a Duquesne PA police officer attacked a mother, her two children and their dogs in Allegheny County.  According to WPXI.com, the dog bite victims were attacked on the Steel Valley Trail near Linden Avenue.  The pit bull attack victims all received medical/veterinary treatment.

Your Pennsylvania dog bite attorney was shocked to read that eyewitnesses claimed that the officer fled the scene of the dog bite attack, failed to give aid to the victims and did not identify herself to anyone at the scene of the attack.  Fortunately, she was later identified and charged with failing to confine her pit bulls in violation of the PA Dog Law.

The pit bulls were quarantined for the statutory required 10 day period.  As a PA pit bull attack lawyer, I urge all dog bite victims to seriously consider obtaining a tetanus shot after the attack.  Common infections from dog bites include:  bacteremia, meningitis, tetanus, endocarditis and peritonitis.  If you or a loved one has been the victim of a PA dog bite attack, please phone me as soon as possible at 800-980-4842.  Please call re a free home consultation.  My background as an advocate for Pennsylvania pit bull attack victims can be reviewed at www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.