A city failed to replace a damaged traffic signal. A motorist entered the intersection against the inoperative light and injured a driver who had entered the intersection relying on a functioning green signal. Held, the city was negligent in the exercise of a corporate duty, as distinguished from a governmental function, and, as the negligence was the proximate cause of the injury, was liable. Johnston v. City of East Moline, 405 Ill. 460, 91 N.E. (2d) 401 (1950).
Wendell B. Will,
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS-TORT LIABILITY-FAILURE TO REPLACE DAMAGED TRAFFIC SIGNAL,
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