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A pedestrian caused an accident. Is she liable?

The Globe and Mail -- In a chain collision, it doesn’t matter why the first driver had to slam on the brakes – it could be a pedestrian, a rolling shopping cart or an errant llama – the cars behind should leave enough room to stop in time, police say.

In BC, there could be tickets for following too closely

The pedestrian wouldn’t be required to remain in the scene, but she could get a ticket for illegally crossing. In BC, that’s a $109 fine. But she wouldn’t be legally responsible for the accident

Once the hand starts flashing and the countdown begins, it’s illegal to start crossing, police say

“People see the countdown start and think that’s how much time they have to make it across. But if you get hit after you started crossing against that light, you could be charged

In ON, that’s covered under sec.144


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Submitted Oct 23, 2013 By: Nicoalbum
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 7:55:56 AM

gas: you're right. As long as the law twisters stand to make money from it, they will try to find ways.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 3:40:01 AM

eventually she will be if there are lawyers involved. sigh.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 12:03:25 AM

could be
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 12:02:57 AM

depends on the situation
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 12:02:15 AM

head? use it? You mean it's not just a knob up there so it don't rain into the throat?
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 9:19:49 AM

Both drivers & pedestrians need to use their heads!
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 12:01:28 AM

beachnut: that's the way it USED to be... before texting while driving.
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beachnut
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 11:49:58 AM

Aren't drivers supposed to be on the lookout for such things???
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 1:25:44 AM

I guess you have to watch out for those people crossing against the light.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 1:11:22 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:41:34 AM

bunk
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:36:09 AM

Old.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:32:15 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:27:50 AM

yes they aren't always in the right
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:25:23 AM

old news
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:22:52 AM

Yes.

But she no pay! Cause she have no insurance to pay for her!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:21:10 AM

And a jogger runs in front of your car while texting? Life in the City.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:17:13 AM

Yep, this is an interesting legal question.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:16:07 AM

YUP
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:15:48 AM

Absolutely!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:15:23 AM

Should be responsible.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:14:52 AM

Scary
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:13:50 AM

What does this have to do with the price of Gas?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:12:46 AM

this has what to do with the cost of gas???
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:11:59 AM

Just run her over.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:10:20 AM

depends on circumstances
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:09:16 AM

ok...
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:08:54 AM

If you make it across the street on the green lite - the pedestrian has the right of way - no ticket if the count down is going. I have a 5 MPH walking pace - I'll make it across.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:08:14 AM

Old News
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The "fines" are not...
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:07:49 AM

Old story!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:07:30 AM

I don't think they would be liable, but laws never claimed to make sense.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:07:20 AM

Here, green lights mean proceed when safe, so you could be at fault entering an intersection on green. If crossing traffic hadn't cleared, it wasn't safe. Bicycles routinely run red lights and should be subject to citations.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:07:19 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:07:11 AM

we've come a long ways in being sue-happy...
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:07:02 AM

Yes she is.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:06:46 AM

Yes, she is liable for everything including damages.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:06:40 AM

well
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:06:31 AM

Traffic cops don't care to do enforcement until after the fact. That is always too late. And of course people never learn. The only ones who learn are dead!!!
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This is getting real OLD
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:06:17 AM

She is liable.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:05:56 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:05:27 AM

life in prison is too good for her

[Edited by: humblepie at 10/24/2013 12:06:10 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:05:25 AM

Let's move on.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:05:03 AM

old.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:04:44 AM

In the US, a pedestrian always has the right-of-way.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:04:38 AM

Yesterday's news. . .
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:04:08 AM

Interesting question.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:03:45 AM

It depends.
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nice
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