Not Surprising

Five Injured in Running of the Bulls

Five people were injured during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain on Saturday. The winding cobblestone streets of the city were slicked with morning dew, making the surface slippery and increasing the chance of runners falling. Of the five hospitalized, only one had to stay for observation. Saturday saw a fast run at just 2 minutes, 53 seconds, as well as the added danger of six bulls separated at the back of the pack. When bulls are separated, they get confused and are more likely to lash out at moving objects, like, say, a whole bunch of men wearing red sashes and running in front of them. Last year, the nine-day festival suffered its first casualty in 15 years when a 27-year-old Spaniard was gored in the throat.