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20 Painful Pub Crawl Injuries

The pub crawl injuries on this list will make you think twice before crawling bar-to-bar as part of a massive group of drunks. From collisions, to fights, to stabbings, you never know exactly what you are getting into when you spend the night wandering the streets in a pack of hot messes, after drinking at every bar on the block. Many of these tragic, alcohol-induced incidents resulted in injuries that just couldn't be mended, and a few unfortunate pub crawlers didn't survive the night. Many towns and colleges reacted to these pub crawl horror stories by re-evaluating regulations of particular pub crawls – which was probably for the best.

These pub crawls range from New York City's SantaCon, where people get drunk while dressed up as Santa (and fight each other), to the "Worlds Biggest Pub Crawl" in Queensland, Australia. So many people have one too many drinks at bars and pubs and have fallen or fought during these chaotic alcohol sprees that you might reconsider your choices next time your drunk friends demand your company on an epic pub crawl.

Drink responsibly, and learn a few lessons from the horrible pub crawl tales below.
  • Ohio Hayride

    In Sandusky, OH in 2011, 28 people were injured during a hayride when a trailer flipped over. It turned out the hayride was a pub crawl, comprised of between 60 and 80 drunken Ohioans. 

    Source: The Morning Journal
  • Chicago Christmas Crawl

    The 2012 Twelve Bars of Christmas pub crawl brought Chicagoans together. That is, until two men in holiday outfits got into a fight and one slammed the other's head into the window of Chicago Comics.

    Source: The Beat
  • SantaCon Santa Fight in NYC

    SantaCon 2013, or as it later became known, "Santapocalypse," featured the usual thousands of Santas on their Manhattan pub crawl. However, on this unfortunate Christmas, a video was released of a brutal fight that left many injured St. Nicks.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Oswego Trolley Crash

    In Oswego, NY, a trolley crashed during the 2014 Bridge Street Run, a SUNY Oswego college pub crawl. It hit two partiers participating in the crawl, sending one to a trauma center in a helicopter.

    Source: Syracuse.com