Multiple Attendees Injured After Bull Hops Fence At Oregon Rodeo

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On Saturday evening, during the final event of the 84th Sisters Rodeo in Sisters, Oregon, an unexpected incident occurred when a bull leaped over a fence, causing chaos and injuries to multiple people who attended the event.

A spectator recorded the incident on video, capturing the moment the bull ran into the arena, colliding with audience members.  One particularly distressing video circulating on social media shows a woman being thrown up into the air and trampled by the bull as it made its way into the parking lot.

After the incident, Sisters Rodeo promptly released a statement. It mentioned that the rodeo announcer quickly activated the emergency plan, and rodeo staff and local law enforcement immediately responded with first aid care. The statement explained how rodeo staff managed to quickly control the bull and secure it safely back in the holding pens.

Emergency responders confirmed that three people were injured due to the bull, with two needing to be taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The statement concluded with the assurance that immediate and efficient actions were taken to handle the situation and ensure the safety of everyone present.

“We wish the best to all affected. The safety of our fans is our highest priority, and we appreciate their support,” said Sisters Rodeo in their statement, confirming that Sunday’s final performance of the year would proceed as planned despite the incident.

“Rodeo is an inherently dangerous sport, and especially bull riding. But it (an escaped bull) is a very rare occasion. We’ve never had it here at our Sisters Rodeo. It does happen. But what we do is, we plan for it,” Sisters Rodeo Vice President Brian Witt told KTVX-TV’s NewsChannel 21.

“Fortunately, we just had a great response from our rodeo pickup men, as well as a lot of the security staff and medical folks, to really prevent a lot of other injuries,” Witt added.

All injuries have been verified as minor by the association, and each victim has returned home from the hospital.


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