ELYRIA — A mailman was taken to the hospital yesterday after he was knocked over by a dog on his route in Elyria.
According to a police report, Mark Schiller, 59, of Amherst was delivering mail on Furnace Street about 1:10 p.m. when he was injured.
The resident of a home in the 300 block of Furnace Street told police he was taking garbage out his back door and didn't realize Schiller was delivery mail in the area when his Labrador-Great Dane mix dog burst out the door toward Schiller.
Schiller told police the dog jumped against his chest, knocking him to the ground, adding that he heard his wrist break from the fall. Officers noted that Schiller's wrist was swollen and deformed.
Schiller refused to be transported by LifeCare but was placed into the back of a police car to stay warm because he was wet from his fall. Schiller's mail bag and keys were turned over to a Postal Service supervisor, and Schiller was taken to EMH Elyria Medical Center by a police officer.
The report noted that Schiller was not bitten by the dog, only knocked down.
Lt. Chris Costantino wasn't sure today whether the owner of the dog would be charged.
Schiller was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.