What Happens When a Pedestrian is Intoxicated During a Hit-and-run?
Hanson & Co’s client Patricia Peters was sitting on the side of the road when she was suddenly struck by a speeding truck. The driver, Glen Bird, had admittedly left the scene without offering assistance nor reporting the incident to authorities. Peters was later found semi-conscious and seriously injured in the middle of the road.
On February of 2020, BC Supreme Court judge, Justice Lance Bernard ruled Bird and his trucking company to be 75% liable for the incident, for negligence and breach of duty and care he owed to Peter as a user of the road. Peters acknowledged 25% liability for placing herself in a vulnerable position due to alcohol intoxication.
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