Thursday, March 27, 2008

Instructor Knowingly Assumed Risk When Riding With Student Drivers, Court Rules

Most passengers don’t plan to be injured in a car crash when they’re riding shotgun, but a New York judge said that that’s exactly what Edward Yetemian, 55, should have done. What explains Yetemian’s bad luck? Well, he happens to work as a driving inspector and instructor for the New York Department of Motor Vehicles – and Supreme Court Justice Valerie Nelson ruled that Yetemian should have expected that his job would put him in harm’s way. Pursuant to the ruling, Yetemian was unable to pursue damages against a 37-year-old student who smashed into a parked car during a lesson.

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