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Jonathan Boyle v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis




[2013] EWHC 395 (QB)

2013-03-05

NEGLIGENCE - CIVIL EVIDENCE - ROAD TRAFFICDUTY OF CARE : EXPERT EVIDENCE : MEDICAL EVIDENCE : POLICE OFFICERS : ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS : SPEED LIMITS : DUTY OF CARE POLICE OFFICER DRIVER OWED TO INTOXICATED PEDESTRIAN : ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE SHOWING EFFECT OF SPEEDING ON INJURIESEven though a police officer had breached his duty of care by driving slightly over the speed limit when he collided with an intoxicated pedestrian who had fallen into his path, the pedestrian was not awarded damages as he had failed to show that the lower speed would have made a difference to the extent of his injuries.