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Appeals Court to Hear Case of Woman Struck By Police Cruiser

Posted December 21, 2006

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— A Durham woman seriously hurt when struck by a Durham police cruiser will get another chance in court.

The state Supreme Court sent Linda Jones' lawsuit back to the appeals court.

Most cities are immune from lawsuits when their employees are involved in accidents, but justices said there are signs of gross negligence in the case.

Officer Joseph Kelly was responding to a call when he collided with Jones six years ago.
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  • walkermr Dec 22, 2006

    It's called qulaified immunity. And just so all of you know, the lady crossed the street completely, saw the police car coming, ran out in the street in front of the police car, the police officer swerved to miss her, and then she ran in front of him again.

  • csmkeith2 Dec 22, 2006

    you can't arrest me- DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY !

  • csmkeith2 Dec 22, 2006

    you can't arrest me- DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY !

  • hardrightroger Dec 21, 2006

    Its going to be us against them pretty soon, if it isn't already!

  • ONCEACROOK Dec 21, 2006

    "Most cities are immune from lawsuits when their employees are involved in accidents"

    WTF? How is anyone or anything immune from the law? Does this article discourage anyone else?