Failure to maintain hedges contibuted to road accident

Failure to maintain hedges contibuted to road accident

Postby gardenlaw » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:46 pm

A local authority that failed to maintain the shrubs surrounding a pedestrian crossing has been held to have breached its duty of care to pedestrians and contributed to a road accident
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Postby despair » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:16 pm

May i have the actual case law reference please because my LA ignores all requests to cut back vegetation on sightlines etc
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Postby Treeman » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:53 pm

despair wrote:May i have the actual case law reference please because my LA ignores all requests to cut back vegetation on sightlines etc



Now that’s rich, you who consistently fails to provide any reference when repeatedly asked…………
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Postby juliet » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:10 pm

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Postby despair » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:11 pm

Very many Thanks Juliet
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Re: Failure to maintain hedges contibuted to road accident

Postby Sudynim » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:27 pm

gardenlaw wrote:A local authority that failed to maintain the shrubs surrounding a pedestrian crossing has been held to have breached its duty of care to pedestrians and contributed to a road accident



"Lady Justice Smith upheld the appeal, but agreed with HH Judge Hegarty QC’s assessment of the claimant’s contributory negligence at 75%. “It seems to me that when a pedestrian decides to cross a three lane highway in this way (and we all do it from time to time) he or she accepts a high degree of responsibility to ensure that it is safe to do so,” she said."

A somewhat hollow victory?
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