Police say it happened around 1 p.m. when Monroe Police responded to a pedestrian vehicle accident in the 2600 block of Washington St.
Investigation revealed that a pedestrian, Darron McMiller, was walking on the side of the road at the above location when a dog that was chained in the yard on Washington Ave. escaped the restraints and began attacking the pedestrian.
The pedestrian fled from the animal by crossing Washington St. and was subsequently struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian suffered moderate injuries to his shoulder and head that were caused by the vehicle.
The dog is not believed to have bitten the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and is still being treated.
The dog was restrained at the scene by some workers that were nearby until authorities arrived.
The owner of the dog, James Spencer, was issued a summons for allowing a dog to run at large.
The dog was surrendered to Parish animal control officers by Spencer who stated he could no longer control the animal.
The driver of the vehicle was not ticketed and the accident was ruled unavoidable.