An Erie County dog bite incident has left a 7 year-old girl with serious facial injuries. Police report that a pit bull in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania attacked and seriously injured a 7 year old girl yesterday. Millcreek police report that the dog was on a leash and being walked by its owner in the 2900 block of Arcadia Avenue when the girl and her father approached the owner. The dog lunged at the girl, knocked her to the ground and began biting her in the head and face.
The victim of the Pennsylvania dog bite was initially taken to EPN Urgent Care at about 8:00 last night but was later transferred to UPMC Hamot because of the nature of her dog bite injuries.
Millcreek’s animal enforcement officer is investigating the Erie County dog bite incident further.
Dog Safety Resources
Unfortunately, this is the time of year when Erie dog bite lawyers know that we will begin to see more incidents where children and other victims are harmed by dangerous dogs. To help, we offer dog safety resources on our Pennsylvania dog attack law website, including information on how to avoid a dog attack, what to do if you’ve been bitten, dog safety tips for kids, and information for owners on how to prevent your dog from biting.
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If you or your child has been the victim of a Pennsylvania dog attack the personal injury lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. can help. Explore our site for more information or call 814-580-5017 or toll free 877-505-9548 for a free consultation with an experienced Erie dog bite lawyer.