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Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Pedestrian Struck at Intersection Cases

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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 Struck at Intersection. For more information about pedestrian accidents see the pages on Wikipedia.  

Pedestrian Struck at Intersection-Cases

1990 Cofield v. Nuckles, 239 Va. 186, 387 S.E.2d 493.

Bumper-to-bumper traffic blocked intersection plaintiff wished to use. Three-lane roadway. He crossed two lanes of stopped vehicles. Vehicle in third lane waved him on and he was struck by vehicle in curb lane. Jury question presented of whether possible for plaintiff to cross at intersection, whether he failed to keep proper lookout. Plaintiff unaware of vehicle in curb lane, therefore no basis for instruction on assumption of risk.

1960 Wong v. Terminal Cars, Inc., 201 Va. 564, 111 S.E.2d 799.

Plaintiff struck at intersection. There was no marked pedestrian walkway. Plaintiff did not have right-of-way. Therefore, duties of plaintiff and defendant were mutual and reciprocal, each being charged with duty of exercising reasonable care. Plaintiff guilty of contributory negligence as matter of law since evidence indicated he walked into side of cab.

1957 Washburn v. Dana, 199 Va. 579, 100 S.E.2d 708.

Plaintiff struck at intersection. She began crossing, thinking she had ample time after seeing defendant’s vehicle. Jury issue presented.

1957 Arney v. Bogstad, 199 Va. 460, 100 S.E.2d 749.

If traffic light is red for traffic on street being crossed when pedestrian enters intersection and light thereafter changes to green, then pedestrian has right-of-way and it is duty of motorist to permit the pedestrian to safely cross.

1957 Bogstad v. Hope, 199 Va. 453, 100 S.E.2d 745.

Plaintiff struck on street near intersection. Jury issue presented.

1949 Scott v. Simms, 188 Va. 808, 51 S.E.2d 250.

Where pedestrian forced to enter intersection to cross street as result of illegally parked car, jury question is presented as to whether presence of illegally parked car was proximate cause of plaintiff’s injuries.

1946 Nelson v. Dayton, 184 Va. 754, 36 S.E.2d 535.

Question whether pedestrian who is struck at intersection exercised proper care, or has been guilty of contributory negligence is almost invariably question for jury, where evidence is in conflict.

1944 Arlington & Fairfax Transp. Co. v. Simmonds, 182 Va. 796, 30 S.E.2d 581.

Plaintiff alighted from bus and heedlessly stepped in front of it. Contributory negligence as matter of law.

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