Buffalo stampede in Chesterfield!

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Jon swerved to avoid the animals but unfortunately one buffalo chose to head straight for him and in doing so lifted the back wheels of Mr Maccoll's vehicle off the ground. It is understood the buffalo escaped from a nearby specialist meat farm. As a result of the accident Mr Maccoll suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, finger and knee and psychological injuries.  He was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and suffered nightmares and flashbacks.  He was off work for a week. He pursued a claim under the Animals Act 1971 against the owner of the buffalo and was awarded £7,000.00 in compensation.

Sadly the buffalo involved in the accident came off worse, was badly injured, and had to be put down. 

Karen Thompson
Senior Executive
Personal Injury team

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