Brit woman wins PS533k as damages over elephant attack!November 30th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A Brit woman, who was attacked and seriously wounded by an elephant while staying at a safari lodge in 2000, has won 533,000 pounds as damages after a ruling by Kenya’’s high court.
Wendy Martin underwent repeated attack by the rogue animal in Il Ngwesi Ranch in central Kenya when she, along with her two friends and a guide, were taking part in a bush run.
The 48-year-old lady was initially left for dead.
“Its tusks went into her body with the full weight of it on her. The elephant struck her with its tusks twice,” The Telegraph quoted Judge Mary Ang”awa as saying in her judgement.
She added: “She fell and the tusks went directly through her torso, twice through her right leg. Her kidney was removed. The tusk went through her back.”
Anga”wa further said that Martin’’s pelvis was crushed as the elephant dragged her for some distance before abandoning her.
“I am satisfied with the evidence before this court that the plaintiff sustained serious injuries,” she said.
Martin filed a lawsuit against the Il Ngwesi Company Limited and its owner Ian Craig, but they had denied liability. (ANI)