CASE LAW - Uy v Dhillon
This case resolves liability for a collision between a car driven by Johnberlyn Uy and a tractor-trailer combination driven by Daljit Singh Dhillon on the Coquihalla Highway just west of the Zopkios brake check. The collision occurred in the early morning hours of January 31, 2014 following a winter storm. At that time the road conditions were relatively good, consisting of a light coat of a mixture of compact snow and sand.
The conclusion of Madam Justice Marzari was that Mr. Dhillon had made a lane change to pass a slower moving tractor-trailer combination that put him in Mr. Uy's path of travel suddenly and without warning. Mr. Uy attempted to avoid a collision by steering suddenly to the right but was unsuccessful, striking the rear trailer of Mr. Dhillon's combination.
Of interest in this case is the discussion concerning lane changes, following too closely and particularly what the configuration of highway lanes is considered to be when the lines marking them are covered with snow.