Tuesday, 25 June 2024

[WATCH] Multiple People Injured After Bull Escapes At Oregon Rodeo


Multiple people sustained injuries after a bull escaped from the arena and went on a wild rampage at an Oregon rodeo Saturday night.

Four individuals were hospitalized due to the incident.

Video footage captured some of the bull's rampage.

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“Wild bull jumps over the fence into the crowd at an Oregon rodeo, runs over people in the concession area. As ‘God Bless the U.S.A.' played in the background, the bull ‘Party Bus' jumped over the fence to take its anger out on spectators and garbage cans,” Collin Rugg wrote.

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NBC News reports:

Four people were hospitalized after a bull escaped an arena at an Oregon rodeo and charged into patrons outside, authorities said Sunday.

Video verified by NBC News showed a rodeo-goer charged and flipped by the mammal named Party Bus. Sisters Rodeo Association said the bull jumped an arena barrier, charged onto the rodeo grounds, and ran to holding pens, where livestock professionals contained it.

The arena announcer immediately called for an emergency response, it said.

“A rodeo bucking bull jumped a fence and ran through the rodeo grounds before being secured by our rodeo pickup men and arena staff by the back livestock pens,” Sisters Rodeo said in a statement.

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From The Guardian:

Joshua Spano, Deschutes county sheriff’s sergeant, said several ambulances were called to the scene. Deputies transported one patient with non-life-threatening injuries to a hospital, and a deputy also sustained minor injuries when responding to the bull’s escape, Lt Jayson Janes told KTVZ on Sunday.

Danielle Smithers was among the rodeo fans with her cellphone flashlight on as Party Bus was moving around the ring with two riders on horseback as the crowd sang and swayed to the music.

“And about 30 seconds into it I stopped and I looked at it and I thought to myself, ‘This is just too beautiful not to have a video,’” Smithers said. She shut off her flashlight and “started recording the bull, just following him, making his loop and as he started coming around his second loop in my video, he goes right over” the fence, she said.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) said Saturday’s incident is a reminder that “while rodeo is a highly-entertaining sport, on very rare occasions it can also pose some risk”.

“PRCA sends our thoughts and well wishes to those who were injured or otherwise impacted by this frightening and very rare incident,” the association said.


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