Mother sues son over crash that killed him

Mother sues son over crash that killed him
Published: 2016 July 04 07:45:35 (9237 Views)
A mother has sued her dead son after his fatal crash caused her psychiatric injury.

Mahmoud Homsi, 26, died in the head-on collision after going onto the wrong side of the road in June 2010.

His daughter Jiyaa, three, also died and his wife was left with severe internal injuries and his negligence was deemed responsible for the crash in Melbourne, Australia

His mother, Iman Homsi, heard about her son's death over the phone and has not worked since after suffering a severe psychiatric reaction, according to the Herald Sun.



She wanted damages for that mental anguish.

However, Supreme Court Justice Forrest threw the case out saying: 'Iman was not at the scene of the accident. She did not witness the death of her son. She was not an immediate victim: nor was there any pre-existing established relationship which would give rise to a secondary victim duty.

'The relationship between mother and son and foreseeability that the mother would suffer psychiatric injury as a result of the harm, injury or death is insufficient to found a duty of care on the part of the son.'

He added: 'No crystal ball is required to envisage the raft of claims which could be brought by relatives of negligent drivers and other road users for psychiatric injury.'



Source - Metro

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