First Fatality In 15 Years At Running Of The Bulls

Because we occasionally need a reminder that 1,000-pound animals running amongst drunken revelers on cobblestone surfaces is not the world’s smartest idea, there’s news that a man was gored to death on Day 4 of Pamplona, Spain’s infamous Running of the Bulls. It was the first death at the annual Festival of Gratuitous Mayhem since 1995 (22-year-old American Matthew Tassio), and nine other people were also injured — one, a 61-year-old man, who suffered internal bleeding. This after the first three days of the Festival of San Fermin in which runners escaped virtually unscathed.

According to the festival web site, a “rogue bull” separated from the pack and began charging people (video below); which never makes for a fun afternoon. The man who was killed was Spaniard Daniel Jimeno Romero, 27, who was gored in the neck and lung. Paramedics were on the scene immediately but were unable to revive him. Read more…