Hill v. Edmonds
Supreme Court of NY, Appellate Div - 1966
- D left his tractor truck in the middle of a road on a stormy night without its lights on.
- P was a passenger in a car that collided with it.
- From the testimony, the court concluded that the driver of the car was guilty of negligence and was solely responsible for the collision.
- Trial court dismissed P's complaint.
- NY Supreme Court reversed, reinstated P's claim.
- Who is liable when separate acts of negligence combine to produce a single injury when each person's act alone might not have caused it?
- When separate acts of negligence combine to produce directly a single injury, each tortfeasor is responsible for the entire result, even though his act alone might not have caused it.
- Assuming that the drive was negligent, the accident would not have happened, but for the negligence of the truck driver.