Bicyclist Killed in Dog Attack on Garlang in Channelview, TX
Channelview, TX -- August 26, 2022, one person was found dead after what Harris County officials believe was a dog attack in
Investigators reported that the crash took place early Friday morning along Garlang Street. Investigators said they believe a man was on a bicycle when a dog or dogs may have attacked him. This caused injuries which proved fatal. Reports did not identify the victim nor did they say if they found the dogs. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Dog Attack Garlang Street in Channelview
There are still some unanswered questions here. Folks say this are has a lot of loose dogs, either due to being unrestrained or because they are strays. There's not much anyone in the public can do for the latter situation, since that's up to the city or county to address. But for dogs which are owned but not secured, there can be consequences.
Generally speaking, Texas has a "one bite rule." Animals can be unpredictable, so an animal without a history of incidents biting someone is typically excused. After that, however, the animal is known to be a risk, so owners have a duty to keep them from getting loose or attacking someone. Failing to take those steps means those owners can be responsible for the animal's actions. Could it be this tragic event was the result of negligent owners? There are no doubt folks out there that deserve some answers.