A Digest of Railway Decisions; Comprising All Reported American Cases in Which a Railway Company Is a Party, and All Other Cases in Which Railway Law Is Determined Volume 1

A Digest of Railway Decisions; Comprising All Reported American Cases in Which a Railway Company Is a Party, and All Other Cases in Which Railway Law Is Determined Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...a street in a city, the company is not liable, simply because it was running there, for an injury to a child which suddenly placed itselt' on the track in front of the cars. Meyer 0. Midland I-'ac1_'/ic R. R. 00.. 2 Neb., 319. 1871. 190.---It is not the duty of an engineer to stop the train whenever he sees a child of tender years running towards it. The situation of the parties is to be considered, and the engineer must exercise the judgment of a prudent person, having due regard to all the circumstances and to the safety of the passengers. I b. l9l.--'I'he rules which regulate the distance at which trains shall run from each other are intended solely for the protection of the property of the company, and the safety of its employes and passengers, and not for persons who may be traveling along the highway; and no inference of negligence can be drawn from the proximity of trains, in an action to recover damages for an injury done to a person while crossing the track ata place not known or used as a public crossing. Philadelphia and Reading R. R. 00. e. Spearen, 47 Penn. St., 300. 1864. l92.--Wherc a child about five years of age, in attempting to run across a railway between a coal train and an engine which was following close behind it, was struck and injured, it was held, that the company was not liable for the damages without proof of want of ordinary care in the engineer at the time and place of the accident. Ib. 193. Negligence of parents. If parents permit a child of tender years to run at large without a protector, in the streets of a city traversed by cars and other vehicles, they are guilty of contributory negligence, in case of injury to the child. Pittsburg, etc., R. R. Co. 1: . Pearson, 72 Penn. St., 169, 1872;...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236962362