Defendant's driver tried to pass plaintiff's car on an icy road and, solely because of his excessive speed under the prevailing conditions, the defendant's truck skidded off the road and into an electric light pole. The pole and attached wires fell to the ground and the defendant's driver was pinned beneath the overturned truck. Plaintiff rushed to the assistance of the driver, but, in so doing, became entangled in the highly charged wires and was severely burned. In a suit to recover for the injuries so sustained, it was held that plaintiff could recover from defendant. Butler v. Jersey Coast News Company, (N. J. L. 1932) 160 Atl. 659.

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