Hughes v Guise Motors Ltd: QBD 1 Nov 2007

The claimant’s car had cut out while being driven on a motorway. The driver had been able to pull onto chevrons at a junction but not onto the hard shoulder. The defendant drove into the rear of the vehicle.
Held: The driver had attempted to get to the hard shoulder but failed. The highway code required him to stay in the vehicle if it was dangerous to get out. There was no contributory negligence.

[2007] EWHC 2529 (QB)
Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945
England and Wales
CitedRouse v Squires CA 22-Mar-1973
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CitedHoughton v Stannard QBD 29-Oct-2003
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Updated: 10 December 2021; Ref: scu.261918