Questions tagged [trolley-problem]

This is for questions about the legal implications of the [trolley problem](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem) and its variants. In these problems a hypothetical person is put in the position of doing nothing, which nwill result in several people being killed,or taking positive action, which will result in a smaller number of people being killed or perhaps put at risk.

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Is it legal to intentionally cause a probably non-fatal accident to prevent a likely fatal accident?

(sorry about the really bad drawing) Two cars, A and B, are at an intersection. A is stopped at a stop sign; B is moving and does not have a stop sign. Across the intersection from B, there is a ...
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What does the law say if I push the fat man off the bridge in a trolley problem?

The original Trolley Problem is stated as: There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed ...
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What is the legal take on the trolley problem?

From the Wikipedia page on the trolley problem: There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley ...
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