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.