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Accident: Pedestrian (Hello!)

See the post “Gotcha?” below. In Clifford v Drymond [1976] RTR 134 CA the Plaintiff had been struck by a car at a pedestrian crossing. The court, accepting a calculation that the car that hit her had been traveling at not more than 30 mph and was about 75 ft. from the crossing when the Plaintiff began to cross, decided she had not been guilty of contributory negligence. She was 10 ft. onto the crossing when she was hit.

The appeal court found she was negligent to the extent of 20%. They said she should have allowed plenty of time to the car to stop or slow down and either saw the car or failed to see the car and was negligent in either event.

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