Plaintiff parked his car in defendant's parking lot, which was open to the public although no attendant appears to have been on duty. There was an unguarded excavation about forty feet to the rear of the space chosen by the plaintiff. In preparing to leave the lot, plaintiff cranked his car which, apparently, had been left in reverse. The car backed into the excavation, despite plaintiff's efforts to get it under control, and plaintiff sued the lot owner for injuries resulting. Held, that the defendant parking lot owner was not liable. Fielding v. S. Z. Poli Realty Co. (Mass. 1931) 174 N.E. 178.

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