A woman is recovering from injuries she suffered when a bull escaped from a bullfight and trampled her in the parking lot of an arena in western Mexico.

Television footage shows the bull, named "The Indian," bumping open the gate of the ring with his snout and taking off into the parking lot.

Matadors on foot and horses caught up with the bull and herded it back into the ring using their capes and colorful barbed sticks known as banderillas.

The animal was later killed during Tuesday's bullfight, which took place in the western Mexican city of Colima.

Local newspapers reported Wednesday that the woman is a veterinarian for one of the bullfighters and that she is recovering.