Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Court Reviews a Case Involving an Automobile Accident between Plaintiff and a Police Officer

TOMMIE HAMPTON v. CITY OF MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (Tenn. Ct. App. December 14, 2010)

Plaintiff was injured when Defendant Madden drove his vehicle at a high speed and in the wrong direction on an exit ramp of I-40/240 and collided head-on with Plaintiff's vehicle. Plaintiff filed a negligence action against Defendant Madden and against the City of Memphis pursuant to the Governmental Tort Liability Act.

In his complaint, Plaintiff asserted Memphis City police negligently pursued Defendant Madden, and that this negligence proximately caused Plaintiff's injuries. The trial court found Plaintiff's injuries were caused solely by the acts of Defendant Madden and entered judgment in favor of the City of Memphis. We affirm.

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