Plaintiff, a woman in good health, was caught in the defectively operated doors of the defendant's bus, as she was about to follow other passengers off the bus. She was released within two minutes. The doors of the bus being encased in rubber, plaintiff received no bruises, abrasions or other physical injuries; but she did suffer thereby a nervous disturbance manifesting itself in paralysis in several parts of her body. Held, plaintiff cannot recover for injuries resulting from emotional disturbance caused by the defendant's negligence because there was no physical injury concurrent with the emotional disturbance. Davis v. Cleveland Ry., 135 Ohio St. 401, 21 N. E. (2d) 169 (1939).

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