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Man run over by bakery driver while lying drunk in Paisley street can claim damages

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court has ruled. Samuel Cameron was driven over while he lay intoxicated on a street "apparently asleep" in Paisley, Renfrewshire, at around 5am on April 23 2016.

Martin Swan, the driver, had been overtaking a taxi and is said to have failed to see Mr Cameron, despite street lights being on.

A previous decision dismissed a motion for interim damages, however the Inner House of the Court of Session has now ruled that legal action should not have been refused.It said: "On the evidence before him, the first defender had (as he himself accepted) an unimpeded view along the off-side of the taxi as he approached the locus where the pursuer was lying."He failed to see him as he lay on the road.

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