Cowboy Dies After Being Crushed By Bull In Rodeo

CENPublished: March 18, 2018
Published: March 18, 2018

A cowboy who was crushed by the bull he was riding in a shocking rodeo accident has died of his injuries.

In the video of the accident, the bull manages to send cowboy Gerardo Quintana flying moments after the rodeo gate is opened.

Quintana crashes to the ground and the huge bull falls on top of the helpless man.

The animal thrashes on the ground before managing to get up with Quintana on its back.

The crazed bull then kicks Quintana off again, leaving the cowboy motionless on the ground as it runs away.

The disturbing incident took place in Nicoya, in the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste.

Quintana was rushed to a local hospital and then transferred to the Trauma Hospital in the capital city San Juan.

The cowboy spent seven days in the hospital before dying of his injuries.

Hospital staff told local media Quintana had suffered head and kidney injuries in the shocking incident.

Officials said: "The patient died after having complications caused by the initial hit, from the cranial trauma and a kidney injury, this caused other associated complications."

He leaves behind a one-year-old daughter.

The accident occurred at the popular Mansion de Nicoya rodeo event, and the deceased cowboy reportedly belonged to the Monta Los Nicoyanos group of riders.

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