Farmer left with ‘egg shaped’ head after being trampled by 400lb bull

By | October 23, 2008

Hillary Hutchinson

Not many people would brave a smile after being trampled by a 30-stone bull. But farmer Hillary Hutchinson is just thankful to be alive suffering horrendous injuries and a misshapen skull following a cattle stampede on his own farm. … The 55-year-old was herding more than 600 cattle across a remote road near his property last August when they suddenly turned on him and trot on his skull.

‘I was with my son, Andrew, and all was fine to begin with but then the cattle  turned back and ran straight at me,’ he said. ‘I don’t remember very much, but what I do know is that  the bull stood on my head. ‘He’s a big fellow, over 400lbs, and he caused a considerable amount of damage,  I am very lucky to have survived.’

Doctors and paramedics from the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the farm and  treated him at the scene before airlifting him to Newcastle Hospital. Mr Hutchinson, 55, endured two lifesaving brain operations and spent more  than three weeks in a coma following the accident. … – dm

Ouch. One 1 “stone” is 40 pounds, so “30 stone” is 420 lbs.

… the stone remains widely used within the British Isles as a means of expressing human body weight. People in these countries normally describe themselves as weighing, for example, “11 stone 4” (11 stone and 4 pounds), rather than “72 kilograms” in most other countries, or “158 pounds” (the conventional way of expressing the same weight in the United States). – wiki

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