Two people hurt at Volusia County 'Cracker Day' event
By Kimberly Wiggins, Reporter -
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said two women were hurt during separate events at Cracker Day in DeLand on Saturday afternoon.
Organizers say the event is a family friendly affair used to raise money for scholarships.
Organizers said thousands attend Cracker Day every year. This year, they said about 4,000 people attended.
Volusia county Sheriff deputies said two women were injured. Off camera, a representative for the Volusia County Cattlemen's Association told FOX 35 the first woman was injured after she fell off her horse around 1:11 p.m.
Eight minutes later, deputies said the second woman entered a "money grab" event where money is taped to a bull, adults can enter the ring to try to grab it. Deputies said the bull ran her over, injuring her arm, possibly goring it. She sustained a laceration.
Investigators say both women were conscious, treated by paramedics on scene and taken to a hospital. They're expected to be OK.
Investigators said Sheriff Johnson was on scene and called 911 at just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.