Hospital Reports


D hit P, a small boy, when P ran out into the street. D picked up P and rushed him to A Hospital. In a suit for negligence by P against D arising from the accident, P's lawyer calls the custodian of records of A Hospital and through him seeks to introduce a hospital report dated the day of the accident, reading as follows:

D brought P to the emergency room stating that D had struck P with his car when P ran into the street. D stated that he tried to stop in time but his brakes were bad and he could not.

D's lawyer objects. What ruling and why?

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