Woman Sues Cliven Bundy After Car Collides With His Cow On the Interstate
A Las Vegas school teacher is suing Cliven Bundy after her car crashed into one of his cows on Interstate 15 about 10 miles from his ranch, where I suppose he feels his cattle have grazing rights, too. The cow was killed and the car went barreling down an embankment.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, The lawsuit filed Sunday in Clark County District Court alleges Bundy “recklessly, carelessly and negligently allowed his cows to enter onto Interstate 15 through an area where he had no grazing or other rights.”
[su_center_ad]Danielle Beck is seeking at least $20,000 for medical expenses, lost income and other damages.
“She’s lucky she lived,” Bob Apple, Beck’s Las Vegas lawyer said. “I’ve been practicing since 1975, and I’ve never seen someone with so many broken ribs.”
It was about 1:15 a.m. on April 14th, less than 48 hours after the Bureau of Land Management abandoned the standoff with Bundy, his armed supporters, including militia members.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol’s accident report, Beck and her boyfriend encountered cows in both lanes of the road while traveling 70 mph on a dark stretch of Interstate 15.
Both Beck, 34, and Matthew Zanatta, 40, were taken by ambulance to the hospital in Mesquite.
According to the accident report, authorities arrived on the scene and had to herd four other cows away from the highway through a hole in the fence along the interstate.
“The cow’s owner never arrived on scene after being contacted by NHP dispatch,” the incident report said.
Bundy has denied any responsibility in the incident and said it is the state’s job to maintain the fence that keeps his livestock off the interstate.
“It’s a state problem. It’s not our problem,” Bundy said. “We really feel bad when it happens. We sure don’t want it to happen. But we’re not liable.”
But the cows which were grazing there belong to him and Bundy has not had a permit for 20 years.
That land has been closed to grazing.
On Wednesday, the entitled rancher said, “The person whose car hit that cow is liable to me.”[su_csky_ad]