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SCC Rules Injuries Sustained During Car Theft Not Foreseeable

June 2018 CBM Lawyers,

This matter arises from a single motor vehicle collision. J, the Plaintiff, and his friend C were 15 and 16 years old, respectively, at the time of the collision. Prior to the accident, the two minors consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana. The minors left their home to walk around with the intention of stealing valuables from unlocked vehicles. They came across Rankin’s Garage & Sales, the Defendant, a car garage whose property was not secured. The minors found an unlocked Toyota Camry (the “Vehicle”) with its keys in the ashtray.

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