A man who was famously maimed by his wife in the early 1990s has made the papers once again, this time for a broken neck. John Wayne Bobbitt was again injured after being involved in a car accident in Buffalo, New York on Nov. 11. He is expected to make a full recovery despite his injuries, and there is no word as to whether police have filed charges.
Details of the accident were not included in this report, though it was confirmed Bobbitt was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light and T-boned him in the middle of an intersection. He was apparently on the way to his brother’s house at the time of the crash. The condition of the other driver and any passengers that driver might have been carrying is unknown at this time.
Bobbitt suffered a slipped disc and a broken vertebra in his neck. He was taken to a local hospital where doctors were confident he would recover quickly from the injury. Police have not been forthcoming about whether they intend to press charges against the other driver involved in the crash, though if the accident report is accurate, it seems likely criminal charges may be filed.
Under New York law, Mr. Bobbitt is entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver involved in the car accident regardless of whether any criminal charges are brought to bear. However, evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the other driver will be necessary if a court is to consider an award of monetary damages to Mr. Bobbitt. Personal injury suits are handled civilly, apart from criminal court.
Source: pagesix.com, “John Wayne Bobbit survives breaking neck in car accident“, Yaron Steinbuch, Nov. 13, 2014