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Principle: Death Caused by a Rash Or Negligent Act of a Person is an Offence. Facts: X Was Driving His Suv Car on a Lonely Road Leading to a Forest at 160 Km per Hour. Suddenly, Someone Appears - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Death caused by a rash or negligent act of a person is an offence.

Facts: X was driving his SUV car on a lonely road leading to a forest at 160 km per hour. Suddenly, someone appears from the forest on the road and in the resultant accident, the car hits the commuter causing his death. 

Options

  • X is not guilty of an offence as the accident has occurred on a lonely road 

  • X is not guilty because there was no intention to kill the deceased 

  • X is guilty of an offence death by rash or negligent act 

  • X is not guilty because he was also injured in the accident 

Solution

X is guilty of an offense death by rash or negligent act 

Explanation:

X is guilty of an offence of death by rash or negligent act. The principle states that the death caused by rash or negligent act of a person is an offence. Driving at a  high speed is a rash and negligent act because even if the road is lonely there is a possibility of someone suddenly crossing the road.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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