Boy impaled at Texas Tech's Ranching Heritage Center

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 6/26/2013 5:14 am
A makeshift memorial in front of Texas Tech's Ranching Heritage Center marks the location where a freak accident killed a 14-year-old boy this past week. 

Miguel Martinez ran into one of the bull statues and impaled himself on one of its horns. Martinez was reportedly playing hide-and-seek with friends in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning. Campus police said Martinez was at the museum with two adults and two minors. 

A statement from Texas Tech Spokesman Chris Cook said, "we extend heartfelt sympathies to Miguel's family and friends after this tragic accident. Anytime unforeseen accidents occur, we review our policies, practices, and even our facilities to determine if any changes are needed to avoid similar events in the future."
1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

ReesesX6 - 6/26/2013 9:08 AM
0 Votes
I'm so sorry for the boy and his family. What a tragic unforeseeable accident.
Lubbock Weather
Partly Cloudy

Wind: N 9 mph
Feels Like: 71°
High: 92°
Low: 67°

Local News Video
Local News
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.