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Taxpayers liable for pigs crossing the road, what's next , chicken ?


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A Monterey County jury has ordered the state to pay $8.6 million to a motorcyclist who was severely injured when he struck six wild boars on a state highway in 2003.

The jury ruled Friday that the state was responsible for Adam Rogers' injuries because officials knew that wild pigs regularly crossing a stretch of Highway 1 just south of the Carmel River were creating a dangerous situation, but they did nothing to address it.
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DOT attorneys argued that the state wasn't responsible for the actions of wild animals and said Rogers was under the influence when he struck them. A test found Rogers had a blood-alcohol level of more than .10 after the crash, but the jury concluded that wasn't a major factor in the crash.

Rogers' attorney, Larry Biegel, argued that the state knew the pigs were crossing the road to feed on vegetation in a nearby environmental restoration project. The state later put up a pig-crossing sign and used hunters to help control the pig population.
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Jury awards $8.6 million in motorcycle-pig crash
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 11:26 PM
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A test found Rogers had a blood-alcohol level of more than .10 after the crash, but the jury concluded that wasn't a major factor in the crash.

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I spent years hunting in that area and never saw a pig. They have guides that will help you find them if you pay big bucks. This guy finds six with a little help from Jack Daniels.
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Oddly, I was struck in the head by an errent jar of gefilte fish while staggering down the aisles of Whole Foods. I hired a messugah goyem lawyer and I haven't seen dime one. What am I Mike Tyson or something?

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If that happend in China, the whole countries infrastructure would collapse They do clever things here like dig wacking big holes in the road and then forget to fill em in. Then there's the bad guys who steal man hole covers for scrap and kids fall down the holes. And the man hole covers that are not stolen, simply do not fit the hole so for gawds sake dont stand on one.

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Oddly, I was struck in the head by an errent jar of gefilte fish while staggering down the aisles of Whole Foods. I hired a messugah goyem lawyer and I haven't seen dime one. What am I Mike Tyson or something?
you are Irish married to a Pole - what do you expect....

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