UPS driver attacked by pit bull in West Side, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A UPS driver was rescued by a postal carrier after being attacked by a pit bull on his route Friday morning.

The incident happened in the North Austin neighborhood, near North Cicero Avenue and West Cortland Street, in the city's West Side.

The UPS driver, Jesus Toledo, said the dog escaped through the front door when the woman opened it. A postal worker nearby heard Toledo yelling and ran to help pull the dog off the UPS driver and wrestled it to the ground.

Toledo is hospitalized with cuts on his head and ankle but is said to be doing OK.

The dog has been impounded by Animal Control and is currently undergoing a 10-day rabies observation.

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