A 17-year-old girl was hit by a bison nearly 2 meters away and had to go to the emergency room by helicopter.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Management Board (North Dakota, USA) announced that a 17-year-old visitor had an accident on July 27. She is from Colorado, walking between two bison fighting. A cow chased after the female tourist, butted her horn in her thigh and sent her flying about 2 meters away.
A team of forest rangers and doctors gave first aid to the female tourist at the scene, before a helicopter took her to an emergency hospital. Local officials said the victim’s condition was stable.
According to the regulations of the national park, visitors must keep a minimum distance of 22 meters from large wildlife such as bison, elk, deer and horses.
Earlier, several tourists approached a bison and were chased by it. A 9-year-old girl was sent flying but fortunately did not suffer serious injuries.