Man attacked by bull in Polk County hospitalized

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News Release:Associated Press

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Polk County deputies say a 61-year-old Lakeland man who was gored by a bull and crawled to safety is hospitalized and recovering.

Junior Ezar Bessinger was attacked Wednesday and suffered broken bones and gashes covering his upper body.

The Lakeland Ledger ( reports that Bessinger was at the Cattleman's Livestock Auction and loading two bulls and a cow into a chute that led to a tractor-trailer when one of the bulls turned on him.

The black-and-white bull rammed Bessinger, stomped him and gored him several times with its horns.

Officials said Bessinger managed to crawl out of the pen and call 911 with a broken clavicle and a collapsed lung.

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