Scranton PA Pit Bull Attack on Elderly Woman

Posted on: March 16th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On March 9, 2012, a 79 year old woman was a pedestrian on the 400 block of Colfax Avenue in Scranton when she was viciously attacked by a pit bull. An article on described the pit bull as biting her arm and knocking her to the ground. Police Officers who responded to the scene of the PA dog attack were charged at by the pit bull. Two officers shot the pit bull but despite being hit twice, it escaped into its owner’s home.

The Lackawanna County dog bite victim was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center. She sustained a fractured left shin and severe puncture wounds to her forearm. PA Dog Law charges are expected to be filed against the Scranton pit bull owner – presumably harboring a dangerous dog and failure to confine.

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog in PA, please call 800-980-4842 to set up a free home consultation with Thomas J. Newell, Esquire. Since 1981, Attorney Newell has been representing physically injured victims in PA. See his website: for information regarding the PA Dog Law.