CASE LAW - Chen v Beltran

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Chen v Beltran involves 11 year old Allan Chen who was riding his skateboard on a steep sidewalk beside 10th Street in New Westminster.  He could not stop on reaching the intersection with Royal Avenue and rode into the path of traffic where he was struck by a car driven by Juan Beltran. Chen sustained injuries and took legal action via his guardian in an attempt recover damages for them.

Chen was not successful, but this case is interesting because Justice Greyell examines a driver's duty when there are children on the roadway.