SAHID JAFFA AND TAME SESAY
V.
THOMAS ELIAS

JELR 80978 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1952 14 WACA 394-396
CORAM
FOSTER-SUTTON, P., SMITH, C.J. (SIERRA LEONE), AND COUSSEY, J.A.
Core Terms Beta
respondent
appellants
general damages
damages
learned trial judge
scope of his employment
side walk
special damages
trial judge
wrong principles
amended statement of claim
counsel
driver of the vehicle
evidence
first appellant
judge
left leg
master's business
normal route
premises
second appellant
award
classes of acts
clearest possible evidence
commencement of the trial counsel
contributory negligence
driver of e vehicle
inevitable accident
iron bars
learned trial judge's finding
motor vehicle
owner of the motor lorry
premises of the united africa company
protectorate of sierra leone
respondent's injuries
specific amendment ought
wilberforce streets

 Foster-Sutton, P. This was an appeal by the defendants from a judgment of Beoku-Betts, J., by which he awarded the plaintiff .£2,700 general damages and .£200 12s. 0d. special damages in an action for negligence.

The respondent is a shopkeeper carrying on business as such at Tiama in the Protectorate of Sierra Leone, the first appellant is the owner of the motor lorry which caused the respondent's injuries and the second appellant is the person employed by the first appellant as driver of the vehicle.

Shortly put the facts are that on the 15th September, 1951, the respondent was walking along the side walk at the corner of Oxford and Wilberforce Streets, Freetown, when the motor vehicle in question proceeding from the direction of Wilberforce Street left the road, mounted the side walk and pinned the respondent against some iron bars which had been placed by the side of a house adjoining the side walk. As a result of the collision the respondent was in hospital over five months, injuri…

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