CASE LAW - Dhaliwal v Randhawa
Gurpreet Dhaliwal and Herman Randhawa were driving southbound on 152nd Street approaching 76 Avenue in Surrey, British Columbia. Mr. Randawa attempted to change lanes and, in doing so, struck the driver’s side of Mr. Dhaliwal’s car with the passenger side of his vehicle. At trial, he said that he had shoulder checked, noted the Dhaliwal vehicle behind him and felt that it was safe to change lanes. Mr. Dhaliwal must have accelerated to get though the intersection before the light changed and contributed to the collision.
Mr. Justice Butler did not find this to be the case and found that Mr. Randhawa had changed lanes when it was unsafe to do so. He discussed this point in the judgment, finding Mr. Randhawa solely at fault for the collision.