Glen Taylor, the Utah Scout Leader who was seen in a video toppling a 200 million year-old rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park, filed a lawsuit just weeks before against another driver involved in an accident he was in four years ago, claiming that he had suffered serious, permanent and debilitating injuries in the accident.
In the lawsuit he claims $5,000 in medical expenses and for “great pain and suffering, disability, impairment, (and) loss of joys of life.”
Cassie MacDonald, the driver of the car which struck Taylor’s car and three others and her father Alan are named in the lawsuit. She says that at the time of the accident no one involved reported any injuries and that it was only recently that she had heard anything further about it.
She and her father were outraged when they saw the video on the news and realized that the man seen putting his back into the one ton boulder and toppling it from the perch that it had sat upon for so long was the same man who was suing them for these “terrible” injuries.
Cassie told a reporter for KSL news, “I was surprised that the man who pushed over this 2,000-pound rock formation was the one suing me for disability.”
Cassie said that she was driving her mother’s Nissan Armada in American Fork, Utah in September of 2009 during a rain storm when she noticed that the cars ahead of her had stopped. She said that she hit her brakes but slid into the four stopped vehicles. At the time of the accident no one filed any lawsuits.
Alan MacDonald said, “Only Mr. Taylor knows the reason why it took four years to file a lawsuit.”
Cassie is now a 19 year old student at BYU and is understandably upset that this man who has the strength to put his back into the task of committing this act of vandalism is now suing her for an accident that she long ago thought was behind her.
One would think that in the light of Mr. Taylor’s video in which he seems to be in no pain whatsoever his lawyer might want to rethink going ahead with this lawsuit.
Watch a report on the story from ABC News below.