A child falls from a window and suffers a neck injury from the fall, then dogs at the location where he fell began tearing the boy apart as he lay on the ground.
child falls from 15-foot window, then mauled to death by dogs
Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy fell out of a second-story window in New Jersey, then was mauled to death by pit bulls.
The fall was 15 feet into the family’s fenced-in backyard, according to RLS Media’s initial report.
Neighbors and bystanders told media outlets they witnessed two pit bulls attack the boy once he fell to the ground.
He had reportedly suffered a neck injury from the fall, however, locals said the dogs began tearing at the boy as he lay on the ground, resulting in much more serious injuries.
The boy’s mother reportedly saw the incident occur and tried in vain to remove the dogs from the family.
Residents in the area told the media outlet that the two pit bulls “were always a terror.”
When first responders arrived on the scene, the child was bleeding heavily and was in critical condition.
The boy was quickly rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries about an hour after the fall occurred.
A local animal control organization was also called in to secure the two animals, and they have since been transported elsewhere.