Plaintiff's testatrix, a passenger in an automobile which collided with a machine negligently operated by defendant, suffered no serious physical injuries from the collision. However, "within a few minutes after the accident, she stepped from the automobile and started to write down the defendant's name and license number," but, due to her fright, she fainted and fell, fractured her skull, and died. Judgment for plaintiff was affirmed in the appellate division. The New York court of appeals held that the judgment should be affirmed, and upheld the trial court in its refusal to instruct the jury that it must find for the defendant if, at the time of the collision, plaintiff sustained only shock or fright. Comstock v. Wilson, (N. Y. 1931) 177 N.E. 431.

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