Trampled man 'in agony' after Spain's Pamplona bull run
- 11 July 2014
- From the section Nottingham
A British man photographed being trampled during a bull run in Spain has described the "agony" he felt.
Tom Hadfield, from Nottingham, passed out and feared he had been paralysed after being injured during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on Tuesday.
Several other people were hurt during the traditional Running of the Bulls.
Speaking from his bed in Hospital De Navarro in the city, Mr Hadfield said: "It's a miracle they didn't crush my skull or break my back."
Mr Hadfield has been criticised on social media for taking part, with some people saying he deserved to die.
In response, he said: "I swear I didn't even know they killed the bulls afterwards.
"I am totally against bull fighting and any sort of cruelty to animals. I'm just an adrenaline junkie."
The 23-year-old travelled to Spain on Monday with friends, to take part in the bull run.
Mr Hadfield took part last year but told the Nottingham Post he probably would not be doing it again.
He suffered four fractured ribs and a punctured lung before being rescued and taken to hospital.
"I think a few of them trampled me," he said.
"I've never experienced pain like this before. It's agony.
"Afterwards I got up and carried on running for a bit. Then I started to get dizzy and found somewhere safe to keel over.
"Next thing I know, I'm vomiting blood on the street and there is a big crowd around me.
"Then I passed out and woke up in the ambulance. Pretty scary. I thought I was paralysed."
The Nottingham Trent University graduate, originally from Dunmow, Essex, expects to be in hospital for the rest of this week before flying home and returning to work.
Mr Hadfield said: "I did it last year and it was without doubt the best feeling I've ever had in my life.
"I guess I just thought I was invincible but now I realise I'm not."
Many people are injured each year, while 15 people are believed to have died since record-keeping began in 1910.