Truck driver 75% liable for seriously injuring woman in Mt. Currie
In an article by the North Shore Daily Post, dated February 26, 2020, a BC Supreme Court judge, Justice Lance Bernard, has held a truck driver and his trucking company liable for a motor vehicle accident on Highway 99 in the town of Mt. Currie. The article can be found here.
On October 16, 2013, a woman named Patricia Peters was struck by a motor vehicle on Highway 99 in Mt. Currie, B.C.
The driver, Glen Bird, left the scene without stopping to render assistance or reporting the incident. There were no independent witnesses to the collision and Peters was found semi-conscious and seriously injured on the roadway.
The Ruling on the case:
The judge concluded that Bird’s conduct was both a serious breach of his statutory duties and of his common-law duty as a driver to keep a proper lookout and take reasonable precautions. The judge found Glen Bird and the trucking company 75 percent liable for damages caused to Peters.
Peters conceded that she was 25 percent at fault for placing herself in a very vulnerable position because of alcohol intoxication.
“I am very proud of Patricia for her resolve in seeking justice in this case. She has shown herself to be a woman of extraordinary determination and character,” said her lawyer, Jim Hanson.