Melbourne, VIC: Trucker jailed for five years faces AUD15.0m civil suit

23 Mar

The truck driver responsible for a fatal level crossing accident in November 2012 is being pursued for AUD15.0m compensation for the damage caused. Melbourne Metro Trains is claiming the money to replace the train involved in the collision and of repairing and replacing damaged infrastructure at the Dandenong level crossing. In making the claim, Metro is alleging that the truck driver was negligent. In reality the only issue that can be contested given the criminal conviction already secured is the quantum requested by way of the civil action which will nest resume in May 2015.

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