Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 39

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 39

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...stranger, until I get out and hold my horse." The machine was either slowed down or stopped in obedience to this signal, and then the plaintiff attempted to get out of his buggy, in order to go to the head of the horse; and when in this situation, the machine was suddenly started and approached the buggy with considerable noise, which caused the horse to shy and run against the fence, so that the plaintiff was thrown out over the wheel, and quite seriously injured. That immediately after the happening of the accident, the defendant came to him, and stated that he was the man who had been running the automobile, when he said: "Stranger, if Opinion of'the Court. 39 Pa. Superior Ct. you had just waited until I out-andheld my-horse, the thing would not have happened, but you did not-wait on me, you rushed up and scared my horse." To which the defendant replied was too dark, and he could;not see. This state of facts was contradicted directly and unequivocally by the defendant and other witnesses who were in the automobile with him; their contention being that the defendant had approached the plaintiff with the machine under control, and had believed that the plaintiff was about to leave-the highway, which situation he described as follows: "I did not;know-but what-the-man lived at those buildings; it resembled very much a driveway in there.-I know that it was an entrance to get up to the barn building, and I did not knowbut what the team-might probably turn in there when I seen him stop, and-drifted.gradually-toward him." The law applicable to the rights and duties of persons meeting on a public highway has been frequently announced. F or-the purpose of avoiding collision and accident all more

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