CASE LAW - Schlappner v Serfas and Peknik
This case involves a collision that happened at an intersection where one street is controlled by traffic lights and the cross street by stop signs. Dr. Schlappner stopped at the stop sign, saw that the traffic lights were red and proceeded to cross the intersection. While he was crossing, the traffic signal turned green and a vehicle driven by Mrs. Serfas proceeded and collided with him. The case explores starting at a green light and the fact that both drivers were required to look out for each other. It does not involve a breach of the Motor Vehicle Act but resolves claims for damages by assigning liability. The decision was that Dr. Schlappner was 10% to blame and Mrs. Serfas was 90% to blame for the collision.