(1962) JELR 69701 (HC)    
High Court  ·  18 Jun 1962 ·  Ghana
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[1962] 1 GLR 472
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old tafo
deceased’s car
dr. rail
fatal accidents act
late dr.
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direction of kajetia
late dr. saunders
odeon cinema
opposite direction
18th march of that year
active life
brother sulemana
case of mensah v
ceremony of marriage
children damages
deceased sustained injuries
defendant’s version
deputy registrar of marriages
direct result of the immobilisation of the leg
doctor of medicine
dr. awuku asabre
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entrance gate of the cinema
famous judgment of lord wright
great seed
great speed
income tax purposes
mr. lauber
mr. lauber’s evidence support
natural causes
natural life
pocket money
possible remarriage of a widow
powell duffryn associated collieries ltd.5
process of elimination
result of the negligent driving of the defendant
son stephen
sort of association
sort of pin money
starting point
such pleasures
supreme court
thought of other road users
vauxhall saloon car
widow of the late dr. george saunders

APALOO J.: In this action, the plaintiff, as the widow of the late Dr. George Saunders, claims for herself and on behalf of her two children damages under the Fatal Accidents Act, 1846,1(1) as amended by the Law Reform (Civil Wrongs) Act, 1959. 2(2)

The late Dr. Saunders was born in Dublin, Ireland on the 2nd September, 1896. He was a doctor of medicine and came to this country as a government medical officer many years ago. He was at one time stationed at Kintampo. While there, he struck some sort of association with the plaintiff whose home is near Kintampo. The plaintiff said the doctor married her according to custom. There is, in my opinion, no reason to disbelieve this. The evidence satisfies me that the plaintiff and the late Dr. Saunders lived and cohabited together in the eyes of the world as man and wife. This union was blessed with two children namely Georgina who is aged 17 and Stephen who is just 14.

Sometime in 1953, the late Dr. Saunders must have decided to cement his un…

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