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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Widener Commonwealth Law School

Monday, January 21, 2019

MA: 12-Year-Old Safely Pulls Car Over After Grandfather Suffers Stroke on Interstate

A 12-year-old boy took the wheel when his grandfather suffered a stroke driving on Interstate 495 near Boston.  The boy successfully steered off the road and called 911.  Emergency responders arrived and administered a "stroke-busting drug."  Grandfather and grandson are both doing well.  There are a number of interesting torts angles here:  sudden physical illness, the applicability of the child standard and adult activities exception, and the emergency doctrine.  This could easily be incorporated into an exam.  The Boston Globe has the story

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