Gibson v Orr [1999]


  • Police placed cones on one side of a collapsed bridge to prevent motorists driving off it
  • A motorist drove off the bridge from the other (non-coned) side


  • Could there be liability for the police


  • Claim allowed


  • The police had assumed responsibility for the task of protecting motorists from the bridge, therefore they were responsible for ensuring safety on both sides
RELATED CASE  McFarlane v EE Caledonia [1993]

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