Railroad Reports Volume 36

Railroad Reports Volume 36

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...second tracks of the defendant's railway until the hind wheels of his wagon reached the east rail of the second or east track, when it was struck by a moving car of the defendant company going north, and William was thrown from the seat of the wagon, which he was then occupying, and injured; and this action was instituted to recover damages arising on account of such injuries. William was at the time I5 years of age. Referring to the bill of exceptions, plaintiff's testimony tended to show that, when William arrived at the west crossing on First street, he stopped his horse, and looked both ways for any approaching car, and, seeing none, drove forward in a slow walk toward the east; that when the wagon had passed over both tracks, except the hind wheels, which had just reached the east rail of the east track, the defendant's car running north at a high rate of speed came in contact with it, and, further, that William took the care and precaution ordinarily used in driving a wagon across the track of an electric railway, and exercised all the usual and ordinary diligence required to cross such a track in safety; that the motorman had no headlight on his car, although it was dusk, and that he failed to ring any gong or to give other warning, or to slow up his car, as it approached the crossing. The defendant's evidence tended to show that, as the car came down First street, it was moving at a high rate of speed; that the motorman in charge saw the express wagon as it was about to cross the tracks at Iefferson street, _but at such a distance away that, at the rate it was moving, it would have ample time to clear the tracks before the car reached that street, but at once put the car under control; that after the horse...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978293
  • 9781236978295