A girl is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull while riding her bike in New Castle Tuesday night.
The attack happened in an alley near Countyline Street at about 8:30 p.m.
“I was riding on my bike and a pit bull came running through the fence, bit me on the leg,” said the victim Emily Brightshuel. “I went running home, screaming."
“There's four major puncture wounds from the big teeth, different wounds from the smaller teeth,” said the girl’s father, Michael Brightshuel.
The girl said she tried to keep her bike in front of her to keep the dog from biting her, but it didn't help.
Authorities told Channel 11 News told the dog didn't have tags, so it was taken away and will be quarantined.