€50,000 compensation for hitting a goat on the motorway

A man has been awarded €50,000 compensation by a local court after he hit a mountain goat that had strayed onto the motorway near Almería city four years ago.

José Manuel J. M. was driving his motorbike at a steady 90 kph when he went round a bend and found several wild mountain goats milling around. He bounced off one with the usual nasty results one can expect.

Lovely critters, but you don’t want to run it over on a motorbike

Anyway, after four years in the courts, the regional court has said that motorway maintenance were negligent in their duties and José should get the maximum compensation permitted under the law, plus costs.

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