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Mansfield v Weetabix [1998]

Facts

  • A Weetabix lorry driver suffered a hypoglycaemic attack which driving and crashed into the claimant’s shop

Issue

  • Could the lorry driver (vicariously, Weetabix) be liable

Decision

  • No liability

Reasoning

  • The reasonable driver would have been unaware of the incapacity and no strict liability could be imposed
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