CASE LAW - Deol v Veach
In this case Mr. Deol was riding his bicycle on a sidewalk in a direction opposing traffic on the highway adjacent to him. Mr. Veach was attempting a right turn onto the highway from a parking lot. Both stopped, Mr. Deol on the sidewalk at the parking lot access and Mr. Veach prior to crossing the sidewalk. Both proceeded at the same time and collided.
Of interest in the case are the duties of care each owed the other, the presence of an unmarked crosswalk at the access to the parking lot and the fact that Mr. Deol was in contravention of the Motor Vehicle Act both in riding his bicycle on the sidewalk and riding it through an unmarked crosswalk. In addition, Madam Justice Dardi found Mr. Veach to have been driving without reasonable consideration for others because he knew cyclists used the sidewalk and he should have seen Mr. Deol.