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Wing v. Morse

300 A.2d 491 (1973)

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Wing v. Morse

Maine Supreme Court

300 A.2d 491 (1973)

Facts

Wing (defendant) made an illegal U-turn while driving northbound on a limited-access highway and was struck by a fast-moving vehicle towing a trailer. Wing’s vehicle came to a stop in the middle of the highway and caused a traffic jam. Ten minutes later, Morse (plaintiff), who was driving a trailer truck, came upon the scene and failed to brake in time to avoid hitting the traffic jam and crashed and caused injuries to himself and to Wing. Morse then sued Wing in state court in Maine. A jury returned a verdict for Morse and judgment was entered against Wing. Wing appealed and argued that his negligence for the U-turn traffic jam was not the proximate cause of Morse’s injuries.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Pomeroy, J.)

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