VA girl to receive large settlement after she was bitten by camel

Courtesy AP

NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) – A 10-year-old girl who was bitten by a camel at a safari park in Virginia will get a $155,000 settlement.

Madison Holland’s family and the Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge were able to reach a settlement according to court documents.

Holland suffered serious injury to her forearm when a camel bit her while attending a birthday party at the drive through zoo in May 2015.

She will receive $10,000 when she turns 18. When she turns 21 she will receive $1,000 a month for 14 years.

Nearly $40,000 will go toward medical and legal expenses.

The park allows visitors to drive their car or ride on wagons through the property. Animals like camels, llamas and zebras approach the cars to be fed by zoo goers.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved 2016. 

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