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The plaintiff was travelling in a horse-drawn coach when a coupling rein broke. Thinking the coach was bound to crash, the plaintiff flung himself out and broke his leg. The coach did not crash after all. In fact everyday else was fine. The coach owner was liable for the plaintiff’s injuries anyway. (Jones v Boyce, 1816)Harrison was trying to jump onto a moving train. The guard signalled the driver but managed to give the wrong signal, so the train sped out of the station with the guard pulling at Harrison until they both fell out. Harrison was 80% liable for the guard’s injuries. (Harrison v BRB, 1981)

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