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Watson v. Kentucky & Indiana Bridge & R.R. Co.
Kentucky Court of Appeals
126 S.W. 146 (Ky. 1910)
Due to the negligence of Kentucky & Indiana Bridge & Railroad Co. (Railroad) (defendant), a tanker full of gasoline spilled into a street. Duerr struck a match and dropped it into the gasoline, causing an explosion that injured Watson (plaintiff), a bystander. There was contradictory evidence as to whether Duerr caused the explosion with the match intentionally or by accident. Watson brought suit against the Railroad. The trial court directed a verdict for the Railroad. Watson appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Settle, J.)
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