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Stop, look, listen - Belka v Prosperini [2011] EWCA Civ 623

The CA upheld a finding that a pedestrian (B) was two-thirds to blame for his injuries when he ran across a road in front of the Defendant's taxi (P) at an unregulated crossing.

HHJ Walton found that P should have seen B, but that B "took a risk setting off when, unless the driver took some avoiding action, an accident was likely". The CA concurred. P should have eased off the accelerator, but B should not have run into the road; B was "far more to blame".

/ 1st Jul 2011


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