Pit Bull Attack ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pit Bull Attack

"When he saw me, he just stopped in his tracks and started running toward me really fast."
This is what U.S. Postal Service worker, Lisa Earich, stated when she got attacked by a 70-pound pit bull. Earich recounted that when he saw her he just stopped in his tracks and started running toward her really fast and it had latched onto her arm before her dog repellant could take effect. “The woman watching the pit bull, identified by police as 46-year-old Nelly Santiago, pulled the dog off her, but he got loose again.

"I was on the ground at that time, crying in so much pain," Earich said. "He came at me again. She must have lost control of him. His tooth went into my eye socket. My hand went to my face and all it was was blood. I was screaming, ‘My eye!’ I thought my eye came out. She got him away and he came back again."” After being attacked 3 times Earich required about 36 stitches, mostly to her face and ear, antibiotics, a tetanus shot, and several rounds of rabies shots that began with injections to each arm and leg.

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