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Copeland v. Compton
On April 26, 1993, automobiles operated by Mr. Copeland and Defendant collided with each other on the streets of Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Copeland was traveling along Sunshine Street when Defendant, who had been stopped at a stop sign on Woodward Street, attempted to cross Sunshine to reach a supermarket on the other side. Defendant did not see Mr. Copeland when she pulled out and, although he swerved, he was unable to avoid the collision. The policeman who investigated the accident testified at trial that there were no skid marks indicating that Mr. Copeland was traveling at an excessive rate of speed. He also testified that he issued Defendant a ticket for failure to yield the right-of-way.
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