Plaintiff, an eighteen-year-old girl, was riding in the front seat of a Ford coupe with three young men on a clear night. The car, driven by defendant, was going sixty to sixty-five miles per hour and in rounding a curve struck another car. Plaintiff was thrown out and injured. The driver of the second car was joined as codefendant. Held, when more than three persons occupy the front seat of a car, overcrowding it and hampering the driver, those overcrowding it are guilty of contributory negligence as a matter of law; and where the accident was caused by lack of due care by the driver it is not necessary to show that the overcrowding was a proximate cause, as it is common knowledge that overcrowding interferes with reasonable control of the car. McIntyre v. Pope, 326 Pa. 172, 191 A. 607 (1937).

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