A friendly game of hide-and-seek turned deadly after a 14-year-old Lubbock, Texas resident was impaled on a bull statue on the Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University (TTU).

Miguel Martinez was accompanied by two adults and two minors when police arrived on the TTU campus this past Saturday morning, KFYO reported. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to police, Martinez was running around the area of the National Ranching Heritage Museum located on the Texas Tech campus. Unaware of a nearby bull statue situated at the museum's entrance, the West Texas teen ran into the bull's horn, fatally piercing his chest.

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Published by Medicaldaily.com