INSURANCE CLAIM: Bundaberg 21-year-old Jake Healy was killed in the 2017 crash.
INSURANCE CLAIM: Bundaberg 21-year-old Jake Healy was killed in the 2017 crash. Crystal Jones

Truckie involved in Bundy fatal crash sues for $1.1m

TWO years ago, Bundaberg cricketer Jake Healy died when his car crashed into a truck driven by a Gracemere man on Bundaberg's Ring Rd.

The NewsMail revealed that now the truck driver - Scott William Perry - is suing the 21-year-old's compulsory third party insurer, AAI Limited, for damages totalling more than $1.1m.

In documents filed with the Supreme Court in Rockhampton on April 23, the impact of the fatal crash on Mr Perry was outlined, including suffering from chronic post traumatic stress disorder.

The documents claim that, about 3.30pm on March 23, 2017, Mr Healy was driving his Toyota Corolla hatchback east on the road at excessive speed when he failed to stop or steer clear of the Kenworth prime mover driven by Mr Perry, which was going in a westerly direction.

Mr Perry sustained injuries to both knees, undergoing keyhole surgery on his right knee on December 5, 2017, which "did little or nothing to relieve his symptoms".

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