Fordham v. Dutton-Dunwich (Municipality), 2014 ONCA 891 (CanLII)

This case is about whether a municipality met its statutory duty to keep one of its roads in a reasonable state of repair. By any measure, it is a sad case.

On a January night in 2007, 16-year-old Andrew Fordham drove from one friend’s house to another. He took a route through Dutton-Dunwich on rural roads that were unfamiliar to him. He came to an intersection with a stop sign. As he saw no approaching cars, he ignored the stop sign and drove through the intersection at or near the speed limit of 80 km per hour.

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