A claim was filed in the Grand Court on Friday, September 15, 2023, for general and special damages by the personal representatives of a 31-year-old woman who died following a tragedy involving a driver who allegedly sped over a parking block and hit the woman, leaving her brain dead.
The case’s background is that, on October 4, 2020, the woman was a passenger in a Honda Fit and was getting a ride home in West Bay.
Upon arrival at her home, the driver allegedly parked the vehicle in a parking space. After the woman exited the vehicle and started walking towards her home, the driver allegedly “accelerated, causing the vehicle to drive over the parking block” and hitting the woman.
The woman was “taken to George Town Hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced brain dead.”
A lawsuit has now been brought on behalf of the estate of the deceased woman under the Estate Proceedings Law (1995 Revision) and on behalf of the dependents of the Deceased under the Torts (Reform) Law (1996 revision). They allege that “As a result of her death, her estate and dependents have suffered loss and damage.”
Detailed allegations were set out in the claim as follows:
The accident was caused by the negligence of the Defendant in that she;
a) failed to keep any or any proper look out;
b) applied her accelerator in error;
c) failed to apply her brakes whether in time or at all;
d) failed to steer or control her vehicle;
Further, the claim states:
1. The Deceased incurred expenses for her medical treatment at George Town Hospital.
2. The Estate incurred funeral and other expenses.