Sauerwein v. Bell

In Sauerwein v. Bell (1989) 17 Conn. App. 697 556 A.2d 613, vehicles collided in an intersection where views were obstructed by a "large white tractor trailer truck" parked near the corner. (Id., 556 A.2d at p. 614.) The injured driver sued the owner and driver of the truck for "statutory negligence" and common law negligence based on where the truck was parked, and the issue of liability was submitted to a jury on both theories. (Id. at p. 616.) On appeal, the court concluded that the plaintiff had not proved that the truck was parked in violation of a statute, but the fact that the truck was legally parked was not the end of the matter. The case was remanded for a new trial on the common law negligence claim.