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CARTER v. TAYLOR.
46475.
DEEN, Judge.
Action for damages. Cobb Superior Court. Before Judge Hames.
Plaintiff was driving north on a rainy afternoon, in the left lane of a four-lane highway, at a speed of forty-five to fifty miles per hour. At a point about a quarter of a mile from an intersection or crossover, where he planned to make a left-hand turn he began to slow down. "I was driving when he hit me, probably three, or four or five miles per hour . . . I'd say twenty or thirty feet before I got to the intersection." Defendant contends that he was approximately seventy to eighty yards behind when he realized that the car ahead wasn't moving on with the line of traffic. "I thought if he just move a little bit into the intersection, I can get over enough between the car and go on between them without hitting him, when I realized I was sliding and would not be able to stop." When asked how fast plaintiff was going at that time defendant responded: "He was stopped; this I know; all the time. If he had made some effort to turn in there I would have been clear, I could have went right on through, even if I slid." After verdict and judgment for defendant, plaintiff appeals and complains as to the court's charge relating to the doctrine of sudden emergency. Held:
Ingram, Flournoy & Downey, Lynn Downey, for appellee.
J. Alfred Johnson, for appellant.
SUBMITTED SEPTEMBER 8, 1971 -- DECIDED OCTOBER 5, 1971.
Friday May 22 15:38 EDT


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