Illinois Central Railroad Co. v. W. B. Mitchell, admr. of R. L. Mitchell, dec.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Illinois Central Railroad Co. v. W. B. Mitchell, admr. of R. L. Mitchell, dec.
Case Date: 
1898
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
167
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The deceased was "a negro boy about 22 years old who had been afflicted for many years with Epilepsy." As he grew older, his seizures became more frequent. Testimony indicates that his father had been warned many times to keep his son away from the railroad tracks. In June 1898, R. L. wandered onto the tracks, had a seizure, and was run over by a train.