Bull Lawsuit Filed in Connection With Kendall County Crash

A Joliet man injured when he crashed his car into a bull is blaming the animal's owner.

A Joliet man is suing the owner of a bull for allegedly letting the animal walk out on a Kendall County road and into the path of his Toyota.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Joliet resident Ghulam D. Butt claims that after running head-on into the bull Butt crashed into a ditch and was injured.

Butt's son directed questions about the crash and lawsuit to his attorney. But the lawyer who filed the lawsuit, Mark T. Schneid of Naperville, failed to return calls for comment.

According to the lawsuit, Butt was heading south on Ridge Road in Na-Au-Say township on Aug. 30 when a "bull animal walked into the roadway directly in front of (his) vehicle causing a severe frontal impact to (his) vehicle and causing (Butt) to lose control and crash into a ditch."


The suit blames Romero Sanchez of Joliet for allegedly letting the bull loose. The suit also claims Sanchez owns the bull.

Sanchez could not be immediately reached for comment.

Butt's son declined to say how badly his father was hurt or if the injuries he allegedly suffered in the crash still plague him. Butt was treated at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center after the crash.

The lawsuit makes no mention of what became of the bull, but the Plainfield police ended up putting it out of its misery after he ran into it with his car.

John Roberts December 08, 2012 at 03:45 PM
So if the rodeo on briggs street has a bull get loose and you hit it..Your not going to sue?..Bullsh.. The first thing your going to do is sit there and wait for an ambulance.then your going to wear a neck brace and walk with a cane and sue the crap out of the rodeo...All of you are full of Bull... Your going to get your money you can..especially from a business...roads are for cars...not bulls....This is just like if your dog gets out and bites someone.or someone hits it because it ran out in front of them and damages their car....You were responsible for that animal and all the damages it caused..people have lost their houses,cars,and have their pay wages docked to pay for damages a dog did to someone...go a head let your animals out and see if you don't get sued for damages,..you know all of you would sue..out of a car,maybe job because you have no car,the pain your in from the accident...The only thing that would be going through all of your minds is how to sue the crap out of someone...if you own it you are responsible for it...Ask the farmers who's crops get damaged by someone else's animals how much money you can get...quite a bit they will tell you...$5000 for the car and 2 million for pain and suffering..like the lady who was rear ended $4000 for car and 1.6 million because she was scared to drive again....remember what state you live in.
richard December 09, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Did anyone ask the bull "why it was crossing the street?"......
T-Bone December 09, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Oh Bullogna!
jono100 December 10, 2012 at 03:16 AM
This was not the first time the bull was in the street...so why did the bull cross the road?
GenQuad4 December 18, 2012 at 03:01 PM
So the driver is at fault here?


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