efficient intervening cause

efficient intervening cause
A cause intervening the negligence of the defendant and the occurrence of injury to the plaintiff, without which the injury would not have occurred. 38 Am J1st Negl § 68. A new and independent force, which breaks the causal connection between the original wrong and the injury, and itself becomes the direct and immediate-that is, the proximate-cause of an injury. Pullman's Palace Car Co. v Laack, 143 Ill 242, 32 NE 285; Ney v Yellow Cab Co. 2 Ill 2d 74, 117 NE2d 74, 51 ALR2d 624; Hall v Coble Dairies, 234 NC 206, 67 SE2d 63, 29 ALR2d 682.

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