Utah: Kyler Bourgeous and his girlfriend, Kayleigh Davis were on a romantic date in a trail park in Utah to watch the sunset. But their date ended with Davis being airlifted and admitted to a hospital.
In June, Kyler Bourgeous was in the same Antelope Island State Park when he was attacked by a bison during a trail run. It resulted in a cracked rib and a collapsed lung.
However, to enjoy the sunset on Friday night he went to the same spot with his date. What were the chances that a bison would appear in front of him again, right? Apparently, a 100 per cent.
While their walk in the park, Davis ran a little ahead of Bourgeous, she spotted a bison close to her and thought of walking back towards her boyfriend. As she was calmly walking back, four cyclists crossed them and the sound of them spooked the bison.
The animal started charging towards Davis and she started running away from it. But it did not take a lot of time for the bison to reach her. The bison flipped Davis in the air and she ended up with a broken ankle and a leg wound.
She was then airlifted to the hospital in Ogden, Utah. In an interview with BBC, she spoke about the accident in detail. While talking about how everything started, she said, "I wasn't comfortable standing at the mile marker waiting for him, and I didn't know how comfortable he would be seeing [the bison] too, so I turned back and passed the bison again, giving it as much space as possible."
Talking about how she started running away from the bison after the cyclists crossed them, she said, "I looked over my shoulder, seeing it get closer - and I looked again and it was pretty much right behind me. Right as I saw it, I flew up in the air 15ft (4.5m)."
After she landed back, she lied still on the floor, the bison sniffed her and wandered off. After she was taken to the hospital, the doctors told her that the bison's horn had gone through her ankle