The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle traveling north on a graveled county road. The vehicle collided at an intersection with a car traveling east on another graveled county road, which had been designated an arterial. A stop sign which had protected the east-west road had been removed about one week prior to the accident by employees of the county, and no temporary stop signs or warning signs had been substituted. The trial court dismissed the defendant county at the close of plaintiff's evidence. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant driver of the eastbound car. On appeal the Supreme Court of Nebraska affirmed as to both defendants, holding that a county is immune from liability for personal injuries which are caused by an accident that results when the county removes a stop sign.
Thomas B. Thomsen,
County Immunity—County Not Liable for Personal Injuries Suffered in an Accident Caused by the Removal of a Stop Sign from a Hazardous Intersection: McKinney v. County of Cass, 180 Neb. 685, 144 N.W.2d 416 (1966),
47 Neb. L. Rev. 145
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