Central Texas Woman Gored By Longhorn

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AQUILLA (February 18, 2013) A Central Texas man watched in terror as a longhorn bull gored his wife and tossed her into the air.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened Monday night around 8 p.m. near Aquilla.

Daniel Romer is a Aquilla volunteer firefighter and with his experience as a first responder, he thought he had witnessed everything.

"It kind of shook me up a little," Romer said.

Romer and his wife, Tammy Knight, were driving south along FM 933 Monday night when they noticed a loose longhorn walking near the roadway.

Romer said the two stopped and tried to walk the large animal back to a pasture, but the bull had a different idea.

The longhorn charged Knight and flipped her into the air.

She suffered a deep puncture wound to the waist from the bull's horn.

"If it would have happened to a kid or another adult, it would have killed them," Romer said. "My wife is tough."

Romer said he was able to help his wife to safety and call 911.

Knight was flown to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office said the owner of the longhorn has been cited for loose livestock in the past.

Deputies said in the last few days the sheriff's office has received numerous calls about this particular longhorn.

Deputies said right now the owner is being allowed to keep the animal, as long as it does not get out onto the roadway.

Meanwhile the Hill County Sheriff's Office said a 2-year-old was flown to a Fort Worth hospital Tuesday after a horse kicked the toddler in the head.

It happened near FM 1713 around 4 p.m. in Whitney.

Information about the toddler's condition wasn't available.