Pedestrian attacked by pit bull, given R300 for medical attention

Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram said the pedestrian was attacked by a pit bull while walking along a pathway between Inanda Road and Oaklands

“The 40-year-old pedestrian was paid R300 and asked to seek medical attention.

“The pedestrian made his way to the soccer courts on Oaklands Drive where he sought assistance following the attack.”

Balram said they received a call at 16:01 with regards to the incident.

Reaction Officers paramedics were dispatched to the scene.

“On arrival, paramedics located the Malawian national seated on the side of the road. He was bleeding from an open wound above Achilles Tendon on his right leg.

“He informed RUSA Members that he was walking through the pathway when a dog believed to be a pit bull exited a yard through a hole in the fence and attacked him.”

He said the owners of the dog allegedly managed to intervene and prevent the dog from further attacking the pedestrian. They handed him R300 in cash and asked him to seek medical attention.

“He continued walking through the pathway and sought assistance from the public at the soccer courts. Onlookers complained that the dog had previously attacked pedestrians. They were allegedly also paid R300 for injuries they sustained. They did not register criminal cases.”

Balram furthermore said the pedestrian was treated for his injuries on the scene prior to being transported to the hospital by ambulance.

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