Railroad Reports Volume 60

Railroad Reports Volume 60

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...Verdict and judgment 50V Plain' tiff, and defendant appeals. Reversed. WEAVER, . Plaintiff's intestate, F. M. Gray. W85 kmefi bl'? passing train upon a highway crossing of the defendants rail: 1See note at end of case. way. This action is brought to recover the resulting damages to his estate on the theory that defendant was negligent in failing to give the proper crossing signals, in the rate of speed at which the train was moving, in failing to use ordinary care to see the deceased or to know of his approach to the track, and in neglecting to place a whistling post or other suitable sign to indicate to the enginernen the proper place for giving the crossing signals. The answer denied generally all the allegations of the petition. At the point where the accident occurred, the course of the railroad extends from the southeast for some distance in a northwesterly direction. The highway from the north and the railway from the northwest approach each other at a somewhat acute angle. A short distance before reaching a point where these lines would intersect, the highway deflects to the southwest and crosses the railway very nearly at a right angle. To a traveler moving from the north and approaching the crossing the view of the railroad was obstructed by cuts, buildings, and trees; but the extent and completeness of such obstruction are subjects of dispute in testimony. On the morning of Apr'l 26, 1907, the deceased, driving along this route alone in an ordinary single top buggy, was struck upon the crossing by a train from the northwest. This brief outline is probably sufficient to afford an idea of the general situation and enable the reader to understand the bearing of the testimony to which we shall hereinafter refer. 1. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685800X
  • 9781236858009