Afouzar v First Centrewest Buses Ltd

Negligence – Duty to take care. The claimant had run across a road, against the red man signal, when he was hit by one of the defendant's buses which had driven through an amber light. The Queen's Bench Division, in determining liability, held that, on the evidence, the claimant had been solely responsible for the accident. The driver had not been negligent in not having stopped at the lights and in not having used an emergency braking procedure whereas the claimant had been negligent in not having seen the bus when he should have and for having failed to take care for his own safety.

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