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.

Ryan K December 07, 2012 at 02:08 AM
This is a bunch of "bull"
Despiser of Obama December 07, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Didn't the bull sound it's horns?
Smokingdiesel December 07, 2012 at 04:12 AM
I don't bull-eve it.
Jacqueline December 07, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Did you look at the photos of the car? The owner of he bull is responsible. He's lucky the driver wasn't killed. No bull.
Despiser of Obama December 07, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Was the bull in the cross walk or jay walking!
Tyler Foley December 07, 2012 at 05:36 AM
The bull was turned into "Redbull"
Black Bart December 07, 2012 at 05:51 AM
That car was mooooving way too fast.
oh deer December 07, 2012 at 10:59 AM
I am glad they didn't butt heads, or did they?
Joel Craig December 07, 2012 at 01:59 PM
I knew this guy would end up as the butt of a few jokes around here today.
jono December 07, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Was the bull wearing his seat belt????in bull-eveable....
Despiser of Obama December 07, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Did he try to steer out of the way.
pro streeter December 07, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Son of a butt says his father hit the bull and his butt ended up in the ditch, butt where did the bull's butt end up??? in the ditch or on his butt???
Infamous Steve December 07, 2012 at 03:49 PM
What a bunch of terriBULL puns! Had to get mine in I guess...
Ed Arter December 07, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Isn't that road a Bull-a-vard established by the steer-ing committee?
nic December 07, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I was driving down that road that night. I could see the moonlight on the bull's hide as he writhed in pain. Point is, the guy was driving to fast, as most do down that road, and did not slow when there was an object in the road. Bull's don't move as fast as a deer. They can't just jump out at you. Additionally, anyone driving down that road knows there are farms around and possibly animals. I once picked up a Basset Hound that was in the road near the intersection at 126.
Despiser of Obama December 07, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Sue for what? Would he sue the State if he struck a deer in the roadway. Dark and unfamiliar road drive slower and more cautiously.
Melissa R. Olin-Gibson December 07, 2012 at 04:46 PM
That is just absurd….like the owner told the bull to go walk on the road….what if it had been a deer? Who would they sue then – the county for letting the deer roam free? !@#$%%^ I think people are just SUE happy….
B December 07, 2012 at 05:04 PM
This is an interesting story Butt I'm tired of hearing all the bull puns.
John Roberts December 07, 2012 at 05:46 PM
If you take posession of an animal then you are responsible for that animal,you can go to jail if you mistreat it.You Can be sued if it gets out and does damage...Bulls are not supposed to be in the road,their supposed to be in a pen.cars however are supposed to be on the road.no matter how fast....The deer theory...No one is in posession,or care or responsible for the animal..it can go freely from here to Canada.It is a free roaming animal... I know a guy who rents bulls and takes them to the Rodeo on Briggs street..They are transferred from one individual to another and that person is responsible for the care of the bulls.or he will be sued by the owner of the bulls..Now what entitles him to sue for damage to his bulls? because he owns,cares for them.Along with houses them.
Despiser of Obama December 07, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I wonder if the steer was cited?
Despiser of Obama December 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Wrong no matter on how fast. That's way we have speed limit laws. It's ignorance and disregard to the law to speed and the cause of most accidents. Speed,speed who cares if there's a speed limit. It's all about me and how fast one wants to go. I guess the owner if the bill my hoof the bill.
Kathy Fergie December 07, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I bet the bull crapped.
Despiser of Obama December 07, 2012 at 06:29 PM
So did the driver.
nic December 07, 2012 at 08:39 PM
It's fine to say that the owner is responsible for the damage the animal causes.. such as, if the car had been parked. However, driving to fast and failure to avoid an accident is the driver's fault.
John Roberts December 08, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Well obviously there are speed limits..but if the guy was driving 30 or 50 he was allowed to be on the road and the bull was not...wow
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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