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Rally club at fault in death

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A?WOMAN?whose son was killed 16 years ago when a race car plunged into a crowd of spectators during a rally event has won a law suit against the Barbados Rally Club.
Althea Strickland sued driver of the car Darrin White and the Barbados Rally Club for the death of her son Rodney Strickland on June 16, 1997.
The 22-year-old man was among other spectators who were struck by the racing car, driven by White as he entered a bend  at Swampy Town, St Lucy. Rodney suffered head injuries and died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
High Court Judge Elneth Kentish dismissed the action against the driver of the car finding that there was “nothing in the evidence to suggest that Darrin White did not comply with any rules, conventions or customs of the speed event in which he was a competitor or that he fell short of the standards, skills and judgment reasonably to be expected of him”.  (MB)

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