Church which placed its overflow parking lot across a busy 5-lane street from the church at a location where there was no traffic light or cross-walk to aid persons crossing the street from the parking lot to the church could be held liable in negligence for injuries a person using the parking lot suffered while trying to cross the street to the church to attend a church function. The location of the injury was not determinative, even though here it occurred on property (the street) which the church did not own or control. The church owed persons using its parking lot a duty of care to avoid exposing persons using its property (the parking lot) to an unreasonable risk of harm, even if the risk is of harm from conditions on adjoining property that the church did not own.
California Court of Appeal, Third District; June 17, 2016 (Blease, J.; Raye, J., dissenting); Case No. C074801