Tort Law

Objects On Roadway

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Cases Dealing with Objects on Roadway

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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Objects on Roadway. For more information on highways see the pages on Wikipedia 

Objects on Roadway-Cases

2002 Kimberlin v. P.M. Transp., Inc., 264 Va. 261, 563 S.E.2d 665.

Truck driver who knew that he was driving in an area where rocks were known to fall on the highway proceeded at the maximum allowable speed and struck a rock in the roadway that he did not see. Incident occurred at night. He had unobstructed view of this area for 300 yards. Jury issue presented as to truck driver’s negligence.

1980 Coleman v. Blankenship Oil Corp., 221 Va. 124, 267 S.E.2d 143.

Oil spilled on road. Jury issue as to whether plaintiff exercised ordinary care in lookout.

1955 Lane v. Hampton, 197 Va. 46, 87 S.E.2d 803.

Plaintiff’s decedent lay on road on sharp curve at night after accident; defendant struck him and dragged him some distance. No adequate showing that defendant failed to keep proper lookout or that by exercise of ordinary care, he could have seen body.

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