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Bull attack injures 3 in Cherokee County

CENTRE (AP) — Two men and a woman were treated for injuries after being attacked by a bull they were trying to load into a truck.

David Williams, his wife, Ruth, and Billy Webb were injured about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in a pasture along Cherokee County Road 178.

David Williams' sister-in-law, Elaine Williams, said the three victims had the bull in a portable corral and were directing it toward a loading chute to which they had backed a cattle transport truck.

The bull charged Webb and knocked him into the metal railing of the portable corral. The bull also caused David Williams to hit the railing and suffer serious cuts to his ear.

Billy Webb's son, Randy Webb, said the Williamses and his father still were undergoing diagnostic tests and treatment in the emergency room hours after the incident.

The family had been told his father suffered a broken pelvis and arm.

"We've been told he probably has other broken bones," Randy Webb said.

Elaine Williams said Wednesday afternoon that Ruth Williams had completed diagnostic tests and had several stitches in her hand but would be released from the hospital. David Williams had several jaw fractures and his ear was badly torn.

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