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MMA fighter sues California after his leg was severed in gruesome car accident

MMA fighter who nearly lost his leg in a devastating car crash sues California transport chiefs for failing to properly signpost a barrier

  • Chris Bonilla crashed on the 10 freeway in West Covina, California, last year 
  • The former Muay Thai champion was stopping on the side of the road when his Volkswagen careened into a rail that he claims was not properly marked
  • The car was ripped open, severing Bonilla’s leg and breaking his clavicle
  • Doctors managed to reattach Bonilla’s leg, but the fighter will likely face lifelong mobility issues and could be forced to amputate the leg in the future 

A professional MMA fighter whose leg was severed in a gruesome car accident last year is suing the California Department of Transportation for failing to properly mark the rail he crashed into. 

Chris Bonilla narrowly avoided having his leg amputated after the crash on the 10 freeway in West Covina last year. 

The former Muay Thai champion says he was stopping on the side of the road for an unspecified reason when he careened into a rail that he claims was not properly marked.   

His leg was severed and clavicle broken when his Volkswagen was ripped open on impact.  

Professional MMA fighter Chris Bonilla is suing the California Department of Transportation after his leg was severed in a gruesome car accident he claims was caused by poor signage

Doctors managed to reattach Bonilla’s leg for the time being, but the fighter will likely face lifelong mobility issues and could be forced to amputate the leg in the future.  

Bonilla’s attorney told TMZ that his client is doing better after surgery but his leg is in ‘bad shape’.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from CDOT, alleging that the agency failed to provide signage to prevent such an accident from occurring.   

Bonilla (second right) almost had to have his leg amputated after the horror crash on the 10 freeway in West Covina last year

Bonilla (second right) almost had to have his leg amputated after the horror crash on the 10 freeway in West Covina last year



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