Texas Man Trampled in Pamplona-Style Bull Run: "I Do Not Regret It at All"

Organizers say 3,500 people participated in Saturday's bull run

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014  |  Updated 8:43 AM PDT
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Hugo Soto was trampled by a bull during The Great Bull Run in Baytown on Saturday.

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Hugo Soto was trampled by a bull during The Great Bull Run in Baytown on Saturday.

One person was briefly treated at a hospital and several others suffered minor injuries during a Pamplona-style bull running event held in suburban Houston.

The Great Bull Run mirrors the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, where people run in front of a herd of toros let loose in the streets. Organizers say they toned down the U.S. version by creating escape routes for runners and blunting the animal's horn tips.

The Houston Chronicle reports that at Saturday's event in Baytown, 21-year-old Hugo Soto was treated for head injuries at a local hospital after being trampled.

Soto was running when a bull pushed him from behind, he fell over and other bull passed by leaving him with bruises and scrapes to his hands, arms and face. He also suffered concussion. Soto was released from the hospital a few hours later.

"I had fun, I had a good time," said Soto. "It's one of those things you had to experience. I do not regret it at all."

Soto says he'd probably do it again.

The organizers held two bull runs last year in Virginia and Georgia. A similar bull run and tomato fight will be held at Texas Motorplex in Ennis on April 5.

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