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Jackson v. Leach

Court of Appeals of Maryland
152 A. 813 (1931)


Facts

Leach (plaintiff) was driving north and Howard D. Jackson and Riall Jackson (defendants) were driving west when their cars collided at the intersection of Ellamont Street and Clifton Avenue. Hall, a pedestrian walking north on Ellamont Street, was a half block from the intersection when the collision occurred. At trial, Hall testified the Jacksons were speeding as they entered the intersection. On cross examination, Hall admitted the corner blocked his view of Clifton Avenue, so he could only catch a glimpse of the Jacksons' car as it entered the intersection. The jury issued a verdict for Leach. The Jacksons appealed to the Court of Appeals of Maryland, arguing Hall's glimpse of the intersection was insufficient to support his testimony.

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