Two motorcyclists, one of whom was carrying pillion passenger, agreed between them that one of them should lead as he knew the way. The other motorcyclist followed at a distance of 8 yards.

The lead motorcyclist mistook the road and drove onto waste ground. He skidded to a stop. The second motorcyclist followed and collided with the first.

The first motorcyclist was negligent as there was a duty on him not to mislead the following motorcyclist.

Please have a look at more decisions below. Remember, no two cases are the same: your case is unique, the accident circumstances are unique and each case is fact sensitive.

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