SUIT BROUGHT AGAINST PA CITY FOR TRAFFIC SIGN ERRONEOUSLY INDICATING LEFT CURVE; JURY HOLDS CITY 20% AT FAULT AND LIABLE FOR 20% OF $1,650 JURY AWARD; APPELLATE COURT DISAGREES

An accident which occurred in May 1981 at the Schuyikill Expressway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is described. At the accident site, a traffic directional sign located just before the site warned of a curve to the left, when in fact, the road curved to the right. The traffic engineering expert testified that the sign in question not only failed to provide positive guidance, but in fact misguided the individual involved. The jury found that the plaintiff was 80% liable and the City was 20% liable. The City contested this, and the issue of immunity for the City was heard in the higher, Appellate Court. The article notes the issues considered by the Appellate Court. An earlier case determined by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was quoted by the City, and the arguments leading to the Appellate Court's reversal of the trial court's order and finding the City immune from liability are described.

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    TranSafety, Incorporated

    5811 Oak Leather Drive
    Burke, VA  United States  22015
  • Publication Date: 1991-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1,2,6
  • Serial:
    • TRANSAFETY REPORTER
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: TranSafety, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0884-612X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00617897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM