Bull-Running Related Injuries Down in 2008 So Far

Seven people were hospitalized after today’s running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. My guess is this guy was one of them.

Guy gets taken down by Bull

The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports “One man was smashed against a wooden crash barrier as the bulls rounded a bend on the course and skidded sideways into him. Another escaped a goring when he fell just in front of the charging animals. Seven people were taken to Pamplona’s two hospitals, including one with multiple injuries and three with chest injuries, said Dr. Ignacio Yurss, director of the Navarra Hospital in Pamplona.”

In total at this year’s San Fermin festival, the annual event that dates back to the 16th century, only six people have been gored and none seriously. One day of running in last year’s festival alone produced 7 gores. That same run left 13 people hospitalized. Last year’s run also gave us this memorable photo, this year’s bulls have yet to produce anything of this magnitude.

Bull Gores Man's Leg

The bulls have one more chance to redeem themselves, tomorrow is their final run.