Missouri man caught in fight between bulls, badly injured

HARVIELL, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man remains hospitalized nearly two weeks after he was badly injured when he got stuck in the midst of a fight between two bulls.

Relatives told the Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic that 75-year-old Bob Newcomb of Harviell suffered 16 rib fractures, a collapsed lung and two fractured vertebrae on Aug. 10. He’s being treated at a St. Louis hospital.

Newcomb and other relatives operate Newcomb Bucking Bulls. He was loading two bulls onto a trailer for transport when they began to fight.

One of the bulls kicked a partition as Newcomb was trying to close it, knocking him to the ground. With Newcomb on the ground in a confined area, the bulls continued their fight, trampling him.

Newcomb’s wife was able to chase the bulls away.

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