No. 82-1380.

477 A.2d 713 (1984)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Appellant, v. Consuella FREEMAN, for herself and as guardian of Ronald Smith, Appellee.

District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Decided May 15, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward E. Schwab, Asst. Corp. Counsel, Washington, D.C., with whom Judith W. Rogers, Corp. Counsel, Washington, D.C., at the time the brief was filed, and Charles L. Reischel, Deputy Corp. Counsel, Washington, D.C., were on the briefs, for appellant. William J. Earl, Jr., Asst. Corp. Counsel, Washington, D.C., also entered an appearance for appellant.

Gerald P. Greiman, Washington, D.C., with whom Edward Greensfelder, Jr., and Marc D. Joseph, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellee.

Before KERN, MACK and PRYOR, Associate Judges.

PRYOR, Associate Judge:

On April 10, 1979, six year old Ronald Smith was struck — while walking in a crosswalk — by a car driven by David Tapscott. In a subsequent action for damages, the District of Columbia was joined as a party defendant.1 This appeal stems from the jury's finding, by general verdict, in favor of Ronald's mother, the appellee, against the District. Two theories of liability were considered by the jury...


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