In Boyle v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis Turner J considered the claim by a claimant who suffered life changing spinal injuries when he fell into the path of a passing police car while intoxicated.  Turner J concluded that even though the police officer had breached his duty of care by driving slightly over the speed limit the claimant would not be awarded damages as he had failed to show that the lower speed would have made a difference to the extent of his injuries.