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Wife sues brother-in-law's insurance company after fatality

A CENTRAL Queensland woman is counting the cost after losing her husband in a tragic Bruce Hwy crash nearly two years ago.

She and her teenage son are claiming $1.2 million in damages for loss of dependency resulting from his death.

The 45-year-old Moranbah man was killed instantly when the utility he was travelling in veered into the opposite lane of the highway and collided with a semi-trailer at Yaamba.

The crash happened during the early hours of September 14, 2012.

The driver of the ute was the man's brother, who was also killed immediately.

The woman and her son lodged a claim in the Supreme Court of Rockhampton earlier this month against AAI Ltd, the brother's insurance company.

The claim states that the collision was caused by the negligence of the brother, a 55-year-old Sarina man.

According to the claim, the woman and her son are entitled to bring this proceeding.

As a result of the wrongful death of her husband, the woman and her son claim they have suffered and will continue to suffer the loss of his financial and non-financial support.

The man was working as a full-time tutor driver with QR National Coal at the time of his death.

The woman, who was named the executor of the estate of her husband, has also claimed $14,000 as loss and damage suffered by the estate.

A spokesman for AAI said they could not comment on the matter as it was before the courts.

The Morning Bulletin contacted the woman's solicitor but did not receive a response.

Topics:  bruce highway, crash, insurance, rockhampton supreme court




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