A fight broke out neat he San Diego Library on Saturday afternoon. According to an article, when one of the people began to run, a dog gave chase. At some point, the dog bit 3 people.
Sometimes, running from a dog makes the dog want to chase. Some people refer to this as a chase instinct, or prey instinct.
Dog bites can happen at random or when dogs are provoked. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may want to look at my comprehensive page Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawyer. This page describes types of dog bites, dog bite injuries, and when someone may be liable for injuries caused by the biting dog.
At the moment, we’re not sure if this was a “dangerous dog” or if the dog’s owner was present.
In San Diego, a “dangerous dog” is a dog which:
- has twice within a 48‑month period attacked, bitten, or otherwise caused injury to a person engaged in lawful activity; or
- has once attacked, bitten, or otherwise caused injury to a person engaged in lawful activity, resulting in death or substantial injury; or
- has been declared a “Vicious Dog” or “Dangerous Dog” by San Diego