Bridgewater: Eldery woman attacked by family pit bull

An elderly Bridgewater woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after being attacked by a family pit bull Thursday morning–and the pit bull was euthanized to recover parts of her body.

Bridgewater Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Levy says they were called to 5 Brian Road at 11 a.m. Thursday. When they arrived they found the victim, 71-year-old Normanda Torres with a severe bite to her face. Paramedics treated the woman while a med-flight was called in to transport her to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Police say the woman was standing at the kitchen sink, and the dog apparently lunged at her, unprovoked.

The dog, a 1 ½ year old full pit bull breed, was restrained by the victim’s grandson. The dog, which police say has bitten people in two previous minor incidents, was removed by animal control animal shelter.

Dogs involved in biting incidents are usually quarantined for 10 days, but doctors at the hospital requested that the animal be euthanized immediately to recover the woman’s flesh.

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