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Van kills cow on road - who's liable for damage to the van

Van kills cow on road - who's liable for damage to the van

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R0G

4,389 posts

62 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I think it would depend what happened

Cow in road and van hit it = van fault for not stopping in time

Cow ran out in front of van = cow/farmer fault

Breadvan72

24,574 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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The Animals Act 1971 does not apply here. The ordinary principles of negligence do apply. If the farmer left the gate open, he might be liable. If a passing walker left the gate open, the farmer would not be liable. Fault on the part of the driver would depend on the circumstances.

moreflaps

738 posts

62 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Where was it T-boned.. . was it Jersy? My stomach is churning at the thought of getting creamed that way. What a burger that would be... Butter post to PH to cheese conchurns would sort out if the stupid cow is responsible and you can suet.


FiF

28,220 posts

158 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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If we stop mincing about and shin over to the other side of the pond for a minute, hit a steer in Nevada and the driver pays the farmer.

ikarl

2,924 posts

106 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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R0G said:
I think it would depend what happened

Cow in road and van hit it = van fault for not stopping in time

Cow ran out in front of van = cow/farmer fault
This.
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Greg66

4,684 posts

85 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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This one will be milked to death.

streaky

19,311 posts

156 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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My driver in Delhi refused to accept any possibility that he could kill a cow with the car.

Streaky

andygo

5,010 posts

162 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Was it a cowboy builders van? If its written off, is it worth a tanner or is he on a hiding to nothing?n If it was the drivers fault, he should have hoofed it.

Did he know the cow, pat?

That all. Sorry. smile

daz3210

5,000 posts

147 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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andygo said:
Was it a cowboy builders van? If its written off, is it worth a tanner or is he on a hiding to nothing?n If it was the drivers fault, he should have hoofed it.

Did he know the cow, pat?

That all. Sorry. smile
If its worth a tanner, then he only needs a pot to piss in.



7db

5,992 posts

137 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I wonder if the OP has herd enough.

streaky

19,311 posts

156 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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daz3210 said:
andygo said:
Was it a cowboy builders van? If its written off, is it worth a tanner or is he on a hiding to nothing?n If it was the drivers fault, he should have hoofed it.

Did he know the cow, pat?

That all. Sorry. smile
If its worth a tanner, then he only needs a pot to piss in.
I wonder how many will understand that. wink

Streaky

steviejasp

1,520 posts

72 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I think the van driver will eventually be charged with bovine without due care and attention

chilistrucker

3,457 posts

58 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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steviejasp said:
I think the van driver will eventually be charged with bovine without due care and attention
laugh

was the cow def dead?
if not, and left lying at the side of the road on a cold morning, it must have been bloody fresian!



RtdRacer

1,274 posts

108 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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BertBert said:
going to have to ruminate on that for a while
Oh, very good. <applause>

BIGDAI

Original Poster:

289 posts

118 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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7db said:
I wonder if the OP has herd enough.
He has indeed! rolleyes

Bullocks! only just noticed the spelling!!

streaky

19,311 posts

156 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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If I heifer read an udder load of tripe like this, I'll have a beef with the writer.

Streaky

Funk

17,732 posts

116 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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How long did the pigs take to reach the scene?

chilistrucker

3,457 posts

58 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Funk said:
How long did the pigs take to reach the scene?
Now you've put a fly in the oink ment

BIGDAI

Original Poster:

289 posts

118 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Mooooooove on - nothing more to see here!

Nigel Worc's

7,684 posts

95 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Funk said:
How long did the pigs take to reach the scene?
PMSL, and all the other jokers.

You wouldn't think it quite so funny if you've faced the situation though, I had a near miss in the dark with a bull, on the Malvern to Ledbury road, wife and kids in the car, a few years back now.

I also had to deal with some escaped gee gee's, as a special constable, on the Worcester to Bromyard road, again in the dark.

It is horrific when animals escape and collide with motorvehicles, something the size of a cow, and the chap was lucky to survive.