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SCC rules garage owner owed no duty of care to secure car from joyriding youth who crashed

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 6:29 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

A youth who was catastrophically brain-injured as a result of a drunken joyride in a car he helped steal from a garage parking lot faces a more difficult future after the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the garage owed him no duty of care as it was not reasonably foreseeable that the defendant’s actions in leaving the car unlocked, with the keys in the ashtray, would lead to the teenager being injured in a car crash.

On May 11, Supreme Court of Canada Justice Andromache Karakatsanis...