Dog attacks kids strapped in car seats inside minivan

LANCASTER, Pa. - A pit bull escaped from its yard in Lancaster on Monday and somehow got into a nearby minivan, attacking a 2-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy as they sat strapped into their car seats, according to city police.

The children's mother managed to pull the animal off them with the help of neighbors and others, police said.

The children remain hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries.

Tom Grab, a witness who helped wrestle the dog off the kids, said the boy "didn't really have a face" after the attack. He said he pulled the dog off and held onto it, but it managed to wriggle free and resume the attack.

The mother was eventually able to flee and drive to a hospital, Grab said.

No charges have been filed.

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