A herd of dogs killed a man in California on Sunday, the Selma Police Department said in a press release. When police reached the spot, a man was trying to separate the dogs from the 59-year-old victim.
First aid was given and the man, who could not be identified, was taken to the hospital, where he died. The department said. The number of dogs involved or the type of breed was not specified.
Investigators learned that the dog escaped from a nearby house and attacked the man while he was passing through the neighbourhood. The person who tried to help the man was also bitten by one of the dogs and suffered minor injuries.
The dogs were caught by the authorities and are being released. The owner of the dogs is cooperating with the authorities. CBS News has contacted the Selma Police Department for more information.
In 2020, the US recorded 46 deaths from dog bites, according to DogsBite.orgA non-profit organization that collects data from news and police reports.
According to the nonprofit, eight deadly dog attacks in 2020 resulted in “meaningful criminal charges,” which is down 20% from the 15-year average. Illinois leads all states in fatal dog attacks in 2020, with six deaths, according to the most recent data provided by the nonprofit. Florida had five deaths, while California, Georgia and Louisiana had three deaths each.
However, according to the nonprofit, dog bites were not reported in California and Texas in 2020. Between 2015 and 2019 combined, there were an average of 8.8 dog bite deaths per year in the two states. In 2020, that number fell to five.
Last month, seven dogs killed a 71-year-old man in an unprovoked attack in Texas,The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said the dogs’ owner, 47-year-old Samuel Cartwright, is facing felony charges after assaulting seven of his pit bull mix dogs and killing Freddie Garcia while running a store in Fresno, Texas .
Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan said emergency personnel took Garcia to Memorial Herman-Texas Medical Center in Houston, where he was pronounced dead. Press conference,
More than 4.5 million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year and about 1 in 5 – more than 800,000 – receive medical help, According to the CDC. At least half of the victims of dog bites are children.
Dogs can bite for a variety of reasons, including being sick, being in a stressful situation, being scared or startled, or guarding something valuable to them such as puppies, toys, or food. It is up to dog owners to prevent their dog from biting, according to the CDC, which provides resources for dog owners.
While some states have a one-bite rule – meaning the owner of the dog is not liable for a dog bite unless the dog is known to have previously bitten – California has one. Strict liability law. below state lawThe owner of the dog is “liable for damage caused to any person bitten by a dog in a public place or in a legally private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the dog’s prior misconduct or such misconduct of the owner.” knowledge of.”