(plaintiff appealed summary judgment for defendants in negligence case; plaintiff sought to recover damages for injuries sustained after motorcycle plaintiff riding collided with cable across private access road to property; road was visibly marked "Private Road No Trespassing" and cable had several yellow caution ribbons and an orange cone on it when the accident occurred; fellow rider noticed cable and stopped; plaintiff passed rider continuing to look back and forth before colliding with cable; plaintiff acknowledged not looking forward and eyes wandering before accident; plaintiff had previously worked at quarry on the private road; plaintiff had on several occasions moved the cable; court found plaintiff was a trespasser, entering for his own purpose; plaintiff failed to establish requirements of causation or that defendant acted willfully and wantonly; summary judgment for defendant affirmed).
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