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Pohl v. County of Furnas
Citation:682 F.3d 745 (8th Cir. 2012)
Pohl (Plaintiff) was traveling down a gravel road, Drive 719, at 63 MPH. Though there was no posted speed limit, the general limit on roads of this type was 50 MPH. Plaintiff came upon the warning sign for an upcoming 90 degree curve and braked, but he went off the road and hit an embankment. Plaintiff’s expert testified that the sign was not retroreflective, so the distance between the sign and curve was insufficient to allow drivers to brake in time. Plaintiff waited all night for help, but none came. The next morning he crawled for help and was diagnosed with a fracture, cord compression, and frostbite.
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