MacLeod v Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Negligence – Duty to take care. The claimant was seriously injured when his bicycle was struck by a police car. In the course of the claimant's action for damages against the defendant Metropolitan Police Commissioner, the Queen's Bench Division considered liability for the accident. On the evidence, the police car had struck the claimant from behind and had been driven without such care and skill as had been reasonable in all the circumstances, and, but for the breach of duty, the injury to the claimant would not have occurred. In the circumstances, the defendant was liable for the accident.

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