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.
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-Constitutionreported 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.
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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.