No. 35240.

56 Wn.2d 122 (1960)

351 P.2d 419

CLYDE COMBES, Appellant, v. ARTHUR BLAINE SNOW, a Minor, by his Guardian ad Litem Walter R. Snow, Respondent.

The Supreme Court of Washington, Department Two.

April 21, 1960.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lycette, Diamond & Sylvester and Meade Emory, for appellant.

Ferguson & Burdell and Edward Hilpert, Jr., for respondent.


This action was brought by an occupant of a vehicle which collided at an intersection with another vehicle in which the respondent was riding. A demurrer to the complaint was sustained.

The question before the court is: Can persons who have unlawfully taken possession of an automobile and are engaged in "joy riding" (which is a crime under RCW 9.54.020) be held jointly and severally liable for injuries to a third party resulting from the driver...

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