A tray of drinks spilled by a flight attendant onto a male passenger’s lap triggered a sudden involuntary jerk that ended up injuring the man’s wife, according to a personal injury lawsuit lodged in an Australian court.
The alleged incident took place on Singapore Airlines flight 228 from Melbourne to Singapore, the Brisbane Times reported.
Jennifer Green, 71, is suing Singapore Airlines. The series of events outlined by the paper began with a flight attendant allegedly spilling a tray of drinks into her husband’s lap. Her husband was seated in the aisle seat.
The spillage, the suit alleges, caused Colin Green to jerk, in turn propelling his wife’s leg into the metal footrest of her seat, injuring her leg and aggravating her diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
In a writ filed with the Supreme Court of Victoria on 20 July 2016, the woman’s lawyer is reported to be calling for unspecified damages from Singapore Airlines and compensation for hospital and medical expenses.
Written by Peter Needham