Illinois Appellate Reports; Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Courts Volume 198

Illinois Appellate Reports; Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Courts Volume 198

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...under the railroad in a subway. The depression of Twenty-second street begins at a point about 50 feet west of Archer avenue and continues to the viaduct or subway. The incline is 230 feet in length and the grade 3.1 per cent. In the center of the subwayand between the two car tracks is a row of pillars running from east to west supporting the railroad tracks. At the subway the roadway of Twenty-second street is about 42 feet wide. About noon, December 9, 1910, a team and wagon belonging to the deceased was standing at the north curb of Twenty-second street, facing west, in front of the building that was being wrecked. The wagon was loaded with about 2,000 brick, weighing about four tons. The brick were to be hauled east in Twentysecond street. The evidence tends to show that the deceased asked the driver of the team whether he could Louthan v. Chicago City Ry. Co., 198 Ill. App. 329. make the turn east of the viaduct, and there being some doubt of the driver's ability in this regard, the deceased got on the wagon to make the turn; that as he did so he and the driver both looked east to ascertain whether a car was approaching. The deceased got on the wagon, started to make the turn, and when the front wheels of the wagon were about over the south rail of the north or westbound track, one of the defendant's cars coming from the east struck the wagon between the two wheels. The deceased was thrown ofl the wagon, caught between the wagon and the east pillar that supported the railroad tracks, and instantly killed. At the time of his death he was thirty-two years old and left him surviving his widow, the plaintiff. The defendant's first contention is that recovery is barred by the contributory negligence of the deceased, the...
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812107
  • 9781236812100