Powell v Hansen and Chin (2001)

Powell v Hansen v Chin

A collision occurred at a crossroads where two cars had been waiting to turn right at traffic lights.

The first car completed the turn but the second car was hit by a speeding motorcyclist.

The car had proceeded over the stop line. However, the speeding motorcyclist had been travelling ahead on a course he was entitled to take as he had right of way.

The motorcyclist could not avoid the collision as a result of excessive speed.

Driver 80% to blame              Motorcyclist 20% to blame.