Friday, March 9, 2012

Pit Bull Attack Results in Postal Workers Death

March 8, 2012 - According to reports a postal worker that was bitten in a pit bull attack has died. According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner a postal worker identified as Diane Jensen age 59 of Sun City died on Sunday night at Palomar Medical Center.

According to Katie Woolsey, spokeswoman for the Humane Society, Jansen was on her postal route in the vicinity of Carlann Lane and E. Washington Avenue in Escondido, when the pit bull came out of an open garage door. Jansen was bitten on both legs by the dog, according to Woolsey.

The medical examiner said that when emergency medical personal arrived at the scene of the pit bull attack, Jansen had slurred speech and became unresponsive. Jansen was transported to the hospital and was then diagnosed with an intracerbral hemorrhage. Her condition worsened over the next four days and the pit bull attack contributed to her death.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s officials said that Jensen suffered from a stroke, due to hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The medical examiner has listed the manner of Jansen’s death as an accident.

According to the Escondido Police Department officials no charges have been filed against the pit bulls owner. Woollsey said that the pit bull has been euthanized.

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