Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another: QBD 6 Jul 2007

The claimant had been injured in an accident for which the defendants were responsible. He developed a personality disorder which led to him committing manslaughter and being detained under section 37. The defendants denied being liable beyond the accident saying that the damages claimed were too remote and citing ex turpi causa non oritur actio.
Flaux J
[2007] EWHC 1558 (QB)
Bailii
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromGray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another CA 25-Jun-2008
The claimant was a victim of the Ladbroke Grove rail crash. He later committed and was convicted of a manslaughter and detained under the 1983 Act. He said that the accident had caused a major personality change. The defendant relied on the defence . .
At first instanceGray v Thames Trains and Others HL 17-Jun-2009
The claimant suffered severe psychiatric injured in a rail crash caused by the defendant’s negligence. Under this condition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the claimant had gone on to kill another person, and he had been detained under section . .

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Updated: 09 February 2021; Ref: scu.271253