Pion v. Southern New England Telephone Co
In Pion v. Southern New England Telephone Co., 44 Conn. App. 657, 691 A.2d 1107 (1997), the Court specifically adopted the view of 368 of the Restatement (Second) of Torts. 44 Conn. App. at 662.
In Pion, the plaintiff was riding his bicycle downhill at a high rate of speed when he veered off the road and hit an electric signal repeater box and the telephone pole on which it was mounted. Pion v. Southern New England Telephone Co., supra, 44 Conn. App. at 658.
The land was controlled and maintained by the defendant. Id. The plaintiff had ridden his bicycle along that street many times without incident, and it was customary for bicycle riders to ride in the middle of that street rather than off to the side or on the shoulder. 44 Conn. App. at 657.