CASE LAW - Vora v Adams

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Vora v Adams resulted from a collision at the intersection of 96 Avenue at 168 street in Surrey. The crash occurred in darkness, high winds and rain. The questions to be resolved at trial were concerning the headlights on the Vora vehicle and whether the traffic lights were functioning or not.

After listening to testimony, Justice Ball found that the headlights were on, the traffic lights were functional, Mr. Adams was speeding and Ms Vora entered the intersection improperly.

Of interest in the judgment is a dicussion concerning intersections where the traffic lights have failed and speeding where it prevents the driver from taking reasonable steps to avoid a collision.

In conclusion each party was found to be 50% at fault for the crash.