An 8 year old boy recently sustained serious personal injuries when he ran out in front of a car driving in a residential area.
At the Court of Appeal the judge held that the driver had negligently hit the 8 year old boy who ran out from the pavement onto the road, had the driver not been concentrating on the car immediately in front which was turning left the accident could have been prevented.
Evidence was presented on, the speed at which children run, braking and stopping distances and times, visibility of pedestrians in dipped head lights and the speed of the car at impact.
The judge advised that the boy had been on the road for at least 2 seconds and was therefore there to be seen, as the driver of the car did not see the boy it was recognised that the driver failed to keep a proper look out and was therefore negligent.
The judge advised that the boy was in no way to blame for the car accident and was awarded full compensation.
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