CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — A Chicago author was gored Wednesday during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
Bill Hillmann is a veteran bull-runner who co-authored the book “Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona,” and has written several articles titled “How to Run With the Bulls” for Outside Magazine. He survived his goring, but was being treated for injuries to his right thigh.
Among the tips Hillmann provided for bull-runners: “Get an arm’s length away from the wall,” “keep your head on a swivel,” and “run like you’ve never run before.”
Hillmann, 32, was gored twice in his right thigh on Wednesday after talking a spill in Pamplona. A Spaniard also was gored during Wednesday’s run.
Hillman says the wound is about the size of his fist. The bull’s horn a vital artery.
“If that artery would have been severed I exactly would have bled to death pretty quickly and I might not be talking to you right now.”