Defendants’ motions for directed verdict present the question whether the evidence, considered in the light most favorable to plaintiffs, is sufficient to justify a verdict in their favor as against either defendant. Kelly v. Harvester Co., 278 N.C. 153, 179 S.E. 2d 396 (1971). We shall so consider the evidence as it relates to the plaintiffs’ claims of negligence against each defendant separately.
Evidence As to Negligence On The part Of The Defendant Mamie Macon Shaw
 Plaintiffs alleged that defendant Shaw was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout, in failing to maintain her vehicle under proper control, in driving at a speed greater than was prudent under existing circumstances, and in failing to reduce speed when special conditions of hazard existed, to wit: a wet pavement, cars parked on both sides of a narrow street in a heavily populated area, and numerous people standing around the immediate area of impact. The evidence does not support any of these allegations of negligence. While there was evidence to show that the pavement was wet, that the area was heavily populated, that numerous people were standing around, that cars were parked on both sides of the street, and that it was dark when the accident occurred, there was no evidence that defendant Shaw in any way failed to drive in a careful and prudent manner in the face of these conditions of special hazard. On the contrary, the uncontradicted evidence shows that she was not speeding, that her car was “going very slow as it turned and came down into Commerce Street,” that its headlights were burning, and that she was looking straight ahead as she drove beside the Douglass car from behind which the child suddently ran into her path. Although she *408testified that she was unable to apply her brakes before the collision occurred, the evidence shows that she brought her car to a stop immediately after the accident, confirming that she was driving slowly, maintaining a proper lookout, and keeping her vehicle under proper control.
“[N]o presumption of negligence arises from the mere fact that a motorist strikes and injures a child who darts into the street or highway in the path of his approaching vehicle.” Winters v. Burch, 284 N.C. 205, 210, 200 S.E. 2d 55, 58 (1973). To justify a verdict finding the driver actionably negligent in such a case, there must be some evidence that he could have avoided the accident by the exercise of reasonable care under the circumstances. Daniels v. Johnson, 25 N.C. App. 68, 212 S.E. 2d 245 (1975). No such evidence appears in the present case, nor was there any evidence that defendant Shaw failed in any way to exercise reasonable care in the manner in which she operated her vehicle. Her motion for directed verdict was properly allowed.
Evidence As To Negligence On The part Of the Defendant Dan r. Douglass
 Plaintiffs do not allege, nor was there any evidence to show, that defendant Douglass was negligent in the manner in which he operated his vehicle. On the contrary, the evidence shows that after picking up his passengers he drove forward and stopped his car on the right hand side of the street next to the curb at a place where it was lawful for him to stop and where his passengers could get out of his car at a place of safety. Plaintiffs’ allegations of negligence on the part of defendant Douglass are that he “failed to supervise the minor plaintiff in unloading and alighting from his car” and that he “failed to supervise the minor plaintiff in crossing the street.” There was no evidence that the minor plaintiff was injured while alighting from the Douglass car. On the contrary the evidence shows that he got out of the car safely and at a place of safety on the right hand side and away from the traveled portion of the street. Thus, any failure on the part of defendant Douglass “to supervise the minor plaintiff in unloading and alighting from his car” was not a cause of the minor plaintiff’s injuries. There remains the question whether defendant Douglass can be held liable for failing to supervise the minor plaintiff in crossing the street. The real question presented is *409whether, under all of the circumstances of this case, he had a duty to do so. In our opinion he did not.
As respects the Colson children, including the minor plaintiff, defendant Douglass was strictly a volunteer in offering them a ride. As such, his only duty with respect to letting the children out of his car at their destination was to let them out at a safe place and not to stop his car in such a way as to create a hazard. This he did. When the minor plaintiff was getting out of the car, there were, in addition to defendant Douglass, two other adults present in the car. One of these, defendant Douglass’s mother, had accepted primary responsibility for the safety of the Colson children when she had assured their mother that she “wouldn’t let nothing happen to them.” Once the Colson children were safely out of his car and at a safe place, defendant Douglass owed them no greater duty to warn them to be careful in crossing the street or to supervise the manner of their crossing than did any other adult who was present at the time, and he did not owe as great a duty in this regard as did his mother who had accepted responsibility for their safety. Under all of the circumstances of this case, we hold that the evidence, considered in the light most favorable to the plaintiffs, fails to disclose the breach by defendant Douglass of any duty owed by him to the minor plaintiff which was a proximate cause of the latter’s injuries.
In so holding we do not suggest that a driver who has deposited a passenger at a place of safety may not under any circumstances be held liable for subsequent injuries sustained by that passenger on crossing the street. We hold only that under the circumstances of this case defendant Douglass may not be so held. In this regard each case must be decided on the basis of its own facts, as the cases collected in Annot., 20 A.L.R. 2d 789 (1951) will illustrate. It is on the basis of their facts that the cases cited and relied upon by the plaintiffs are distinguishable from the present case. For example, in Nelson v. Williams, 300 Minn. 143, 218 N.W. 2d 471 (1974), the motorist parked his automobile on the shoulder of a dual lane high-speed divided highway and allowed his eight year old son to walk over into the median to retrieve an object which had fallen from a boat which the motorist’s automobile was towing. The child was struck by a passing vehicle as he was attempting to recross the highway to return to his father’s car. There was evidence that the father could have driven *410to a cross-over and from thence to a place where he could have parked on the median near the spot where the object was believed to have fallen. Under these circumstances the Minnesota Supreme Court held that the jury was justified in finding that the father in the use of his automobile failed to exercise that degree of care for the protection of his minor son that should be expected of a reasonably prudent person. In Riley v. Board of Education, Central Sch. Dist. No. 1, 15 A.D. 2d 303, 223 N.Y.S. 2d 389 (1962), the motorist, after letting an eight-year-old boy out of her car, undertook to direct him across the road in safety. In so doing, she gave the child a confusing signal which caused him to enter upon the paved portion of the road where he was struck and killed. In affirming judgment for the plaintiff, the court held that “[t]he affirmative act of waving her hand to direct the discharged passenger, under the circumstances, was negligence.” 15 A.D. 2d at 305, 223 N.Y.S. 2d at 391. In Crane v. Banner, 93 Idaho 69, 455 P 2d 313 (1969) the motorist discharged an eight year old girl on the side of a country road in the dark, knowing she would have to cross the road to reach her home and without dimming his lights. She was struck and killed by a vehicle approaching from the direction in which the lights were shining and whose driver was partially blinded by the bright lights. In reversing a summary judgment for the defendant motorist who had discharged the passenger from his vehicle, the Supreme Court of Idaho held that under the circumstances of that case whether there was a duty and breach of duty by the motorist were issues for resolution by the jury. The court stated that whether the motorist’s negligent failure to dim his lights was a proximate cause of the accident was also an issue for the jury’s determination.
It will be seen that in each of these cases there was some circumstance in addition to merely letting the child out of the car at a place of initial safety which caused the court to find the presence of a jury issue. In Nelson it was the father’s action in allowing his young son to cross and recross the dual lanes of a high speed highway when, by a small extra effort on the part of the father, the child could have accomplished his mission without ever entering upon the highway. In Riley it was the motorist’s affirmative action in negligently giving a confusing signal which caused the child to step in front of approaching traffic. In Crane it *411was the motorist’s failure to dim his bright lights which increased the hazard to the child. No such additional circumstance appears in the present case.
The facts of the present case are very similar to those in Employers Liability Assur. Corp., Ltd. v. Smith, 322 S.W. 2d 126 (Ky. Ct. of App. 1959). In that case a country school teacher had volunteered to give some of her small pupils a ride toward their home at the close of school. She let them out on the right side of a narrow, graveled country road, as far off the road as possible, when there was no approaching traffic, and her automobile was not in such a position as to create a hazard. She knew, however, that some of the children lived on the opposite side of the road and that it would be necessary for them to cross the road to reach their home. One of these children, age 5, after getting out of the car, ran from behind it into the road and was struck by a passing truck which had come around a curve after the children had gotten out of the car. In affirming a directed verdict for the teacher, the court found no duty on the teacher either to warn the small children of the danger of the approaching truck or to take precautions to see that they could cross the road in safety. The court held that under the circumstances of that case the teacher’s only duty, with respect to letting the children out of the car at their destination, was to let them out at a safe place and not to stop her car in such a way as to create a hazard. We find the reasoning of the court in that case persuasive under the circumstances of the present case, and we hold that directed verdict for defendant Douglass was properly entered.
Judge ERWIN concurs.
Judge MARTIN (Harry C.) concurs as to Defendant Shaw and dissents as to Defendant Douglass.