Sunday, May 4, 2014

AUGUSTA GA - DEMONTA COLLINS, 13, WAS CHASED BY A PIT BULL ON APRIL 10 AND RAN IN FRONT OF A CAR AND SUFFERED FATAL INJURIES


Demonta Collins, 13, died Thursday night after being struck by a car on Milledgeville Road after he was running from a dog and was hit by a 2001 Acura on the 3500 block of Milledgeville Road, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.  Collins was taken to Georgia Regents Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries about 7:15pm.  The driver of the car was not  charged.  Robyn Gledhill, the dog's owner, was issued a citation for a violation of the state leash law.
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For the second time in less than a week, a loose pit bull in the Atlanta area has led to the death of a Georgia teen.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that last night, a 17-year-old teen from Riverdale was killed when he was struck by a car while attempting to flee from an unleashed pit bull.
Around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, the Fulton County Police Department said, Davon Juggetts exited a bus near Old National Highway and Hillside Road. He was immediately chased by a pit bull, which forced him to run into traffic. Both the teen and the pit bull were struck by oncoming vehicles, and both died at the scene.
Last week, 13-year-old DEMONTA COLLINS  died when he was struck by a car while attempting to flee a PIT BULL. That dog’s owner, Robyn Gledhill, was issued a citation for violating the state’s leash law.
In neither case was the driver of the vehicle that struck the teen charged.
Fulton County, Georgia is a focal point in the effort to have pit bulls banned. In February, Angela Rutledge led a rally in favor of legislation that would ban the breed. In August of 2012, her own pit bull mauled her 2-year-old son, Beau, to death.
“You hear about dogs fighting, and you hear this dog is an aggressive breed, but a lot of people, me included, are like, ‘Well no, I’ve had this dog since she was a baby, She’s a sweetheart,’” Rutledgetold WSB-TV at the rally.
Georgia State Rep. Keisha Waites is currently working up legislation that would ban the breed.
Watch video of the rally below.
LINK


2014 -  17  U.S. DOG BITE FATALITIES

PIT BULLS - 11
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX?? - 1
  (Just a fancier name for a pit bull !!!)
PIT BULL MIX - 1
BULLMASTIFF - 2
ROTTWEILER - 1
2 MIXED BREED DOGS-  1 

1.  1- 5  - CHRISTINA BURLESON BELL- 43 - HOUSTON TX - 3 LOOSE PIT BULLS

2.  1- 6  - BETTY CLARK - 75 - SAN ANTONIO TX - MAULED BY NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS ON DECEMBER 21, 2013 AND DIED JANUARY 6, 2014. 

3.  1-17 - KARA ELIZABETH HARTRICH - 4 -  BLOOMINGTON IL -  FAMILY'S 3 PIT BULLS

4.  1-26 - ANNABELL MARTIN - 89 - CORONA CA - GRANDSON'S 3 ROTTWEILERS

5.  2- 7  - KLONDA S. RICHEY - 57- DAYTON OH -  NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULL MIXES 

6.  2-17  - JE'VAEH MAYES - 2 - TEMPLE TX - PIT BULL HER PARENTS WERE WATCHING
               (OR MORE LIKE BREEDING !!!!!)

7.  2-24  -  BRAELYNN RAYNE COULTER - 3 - HIGHPOINT NC - FAMILY'S PIT BULL

8.  2-26  -  SUMMER SEARS - 4 - TALLASSEE AL -  2 LOOSE  "MIXED BREED" DOGS

9.  2 -28 -   KENNETH SANTILLAN - 13 - PATERSON NJ - LOOSE BULLMASTIFF

10.  3 - 1  -  RAYMANE CAMARI ROBINSON -  2 - KILLEEN TX - LOOSE BULLMASTIFF

11.  3-14 -  NANCY NEWBERRY, 77, PHOENIX AZ - FAMILY/DAUGHTER'S PIT BULL

12.  3-25  -  MIA DEROUEN - 4 - HOUMA LA - MOTHER'S XXL PIT BREEDER/BOYFRIEND'S MONSTER PIT

13.  3-31  -  CHRISTOPHER MALONE - 3 - THORNTON MS - RELATIVE'S PIT BULLS

14.  3-31  -  DOROTHY HAMILTON - 85 - KAUFMAN TX - SON'S PIT BULLS 

15.  4-6  -  JOHN HARVARD - 5 - RIVERSIDE AL - NEIGHBOR'S LOOSE 8 MO OLD PIT BULL

16.  4-11 - PETRA AGUIRRE - 83 - SAN ANTONIO TX - NEIGHBOR'S AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX BUSTED THROUGH FENCE TO ATTACK HER IN HER YARD ON MARCH 31.

17.  5- 3  - KATIE MORRISON - 20 - LEE COUNTY AL - DIED FROM WOUNDS SUFFERED FROM AN ATTACK BY 3 PIT BULLS THAT SHE WAS PLAYING WITH AND WAS GOING TO PET SIT.



NON-BITE FATALITIES


1-7  - CARLOS ELIGIO TREVINO, 54 -  IDAHO FALLS ID - After breaking up a fight among his 7 pits, he complained of being tired and died a few minutes later

4-10 - DEMONTA COLLINS - 13 - AUGUSTA GA - He was running from a pit bull that was chasing him and ran into traffic and died that night from injuries.

4-12 - JAVON JIGGETTS, 17, FULTON CO GA - After getting off the bus 2 blocks from his home, he was chased by a large white pit bull and in an attempt to get away from it he was hit by a car and killed.

4 comments:

"dawn james" said...

people don't fear chihuahuas and dachshunds enough to run frantically into traffic to escape harm.

is this the second or third accident of this type?

anon said...

So it's 20 death-by-dogs in the US this year counting the non-DBRFs, and 16 were pit bulls (I don't count bullmastiffs).

Verdict: GOD we need to do something about these dogs.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I think it is the third time someone has been killed because they ran into traffic to escape the mutants. The first one was some time back, I don't recall the location. The victim was a grown man who either had maulers of his own or had owned them in the past. On one blog (don't remember which) people felt he did it on purpose preferring to be hit by a car to being torn apart by dogs. There was more than one dog after him. IDK about him doing it on purpose... he might have just made a mistake because he was distracted by the slavering beasts chasing him.

Anon, yes... we need to do something about mutants. We also need to correct dogs getting out and getting in packs (some mutant led). Everyone needs to contain their dogs to help break up these dog packs. It was a small pack of dogs that killed poor little Summer Sears and the sheriff said it looked like a bear had attacked her. Her grandfather had to chase them down in some field to try to take her away from them! These are people's freaking pets. It is mind boggling.

Anonymous said...

" Everyone needs to contain their dogs..."

AMEN to that statement. I just got back from walking my dog (on leash, of course.) I left at 5:40 am so I could get back home before people start letting their dogs out. I am terrified of loose dogs now because within a span of one month to the day, my dog was attacked two times. First time by a spayed female pit bull, who had severely savaged a medium sized dog years ago (over $1,000 worth of damage,) and the second time by a loose boxer and pit bull. (My dog was okay both times, but we were lucky.)

If people weren't so stupid, and yes, I DO mean stupid, these kinds of things wouldn't happen.

Properly containing a dog is NOT a difficult thing to do. But, when you see Great Danes behind two foot fences, pit bulls and rottweilers sitting at the screen doors (we ALL know about those screen doors, now don't we?) and other broken down fences barely holding together with various types of owner applied patchwork, or when we see wee little girls holding pit bulls on flexi leads....GIVE ME A BREAK!

Maybe we need yearly fence inspections to own dogs as we need yearly vehicle inspections to own cars. Maybe we need to take a course so we can learn that wee little girls cannot hold pit bulls and screen doors cannot hold dogs who want to kill the next passersby that comes into view.

Don't get me wrong. I am a dog lover. I have a large dog (rough collie,) but I would be more than willing to take that course and have that yearly fence inspection. Something needs to be done because we can't continue to have these devastating attacks, and people should be able to take a walk in their neighborhoods without fear.