Bull Escapes Rodeo Arena, Injures Five Spectators in Oregon Chaos!

SISTERS, OR – Five individuals were hospitalized after a bull broke free from an arena at a rodeo in Sisters, Oregon, and charged into the crowd, authorities reported on Sunday. Video footage confirmed that a rodeo attendee was thrown by the bull named Party Bus. The Sisters Rodeo Association stated that the bull leaped over a barrier, made its way onto the rodeo grounds, and eventually was contained by livestock professionals in holding pens.

The incident occurred at the 84th Sisters Rodeo, just as the last ride of the night was about to take place. The arena announcer promptly called for an emergency response. Following the chaos, four individuals were initially reported injured by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. However, a spokesperson for the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District later clarified that five people were injured in total – two were hit by the bull, while the others sustained injuries as the crowd reacted to the situation.

The injured victims included one individual possibly with a broken collarbone, a female with a leg injury, another female with a broken nose, a female with facial injuries possibly including a broken nose, and a male with facial abrasions and a potential head injury. Three of the injured were taken by ambulance to medical facilities, while the others were transported by private vehicle or sheriff’s cruiser. Fortunately, all injuries were considered minor, and none of the individuals required hospital admission.

Organizers of the event expressed gratitude that all injured individuals were safely back home. The Sisters Rodeo praised the quick and professional response of the arena pickup men, rodeo staff, and local first responders in containing the situation. The bull involved in the incident, Party Bus, was promptly removed from any future PRCA sanctioned rodeos, according to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Despite the unexpected turn of events, the annual five-day Sisters Rodeo competition continued as scheduled, with organizers confirming that the remaining events would proceed on Sunday. The Sisters Rodeo Association mentioned that this was the first known breach of its kind since the rodeo’s inception in 1940. Deputies and private security swiftly responded to the incident, ensuring that the situation was contained without further harm to attendees or animals.