Reports Of Cases Determined In The Appellate Courts Of Illinois Volume 106

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byIllinois. Appellate Court

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ... Vol. 106. West Chicago St. R. E. Co. v. Shannon. the cable car arrived at the west line of Ashland avenue. There is some evidence in the case tending to show that just prior to and at the time the cable car was on the west line of Ashland avenue, the plaintiff had stopped his wagon, but immediately thereafter, and so soon as the cable car had started across the west lino of Ashland avenue with accelerated speed--immediately thereafter and almost simultaneously therewith, the plaintiff whipped up his horse to pass in front of the car. If this was the fact, and the motorman, after noticing that the plaintiff was attempting to cross, at once applied his brakes and did all in his power to stop, it would scarcely be claimed that under such circumstances the defendant would be liable. Now on cross-examination the said conductor told the jury that, "from the time the car was twenty feet away until it struck the man it increased its speed over one-half. It increased its speed for a short distance." On the direct examination the conductor had made no such statement, and unexplained, it tended at least to corroborate the alleged reckless and wanton conduct of the gripman. On re-direct examination counsel for defendant asked the conductor in explanation of the foregoing testimony this question: Q. "When the car started up and increased its speed a little in that twenty feet, where was the man and the oilwagon?" And again:' Q. "Where was the car when it slackened its speed inside of the twenty feet? where was it with reference to where it struck the oil wagon?" Asrain: O Q. "Had the man started to cross the car tracks when the car started up the second time?" Again: Q. "Explain what you mean when you said to Mr. Meek that after you had slowed...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ... Vol. 106. West Chicago St. R. E. Co. v. Shannon. the cable car arrived at the west line of Ashland aven...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217277047

ISBN - 13:9780217277044

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