The appellant was the employer of Ms Goddard. Ms Goddard was driving behind a truck driven by the first respondent and owned by the second respondent. A wheel assembly disconnected from the truck, collided with the vehicle Ms Goddard was driving, and caused her injury.
The respondents conceded that the accident satisfied the definition of a “blameless motor accident” contained in s 7A of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW) (MACA). Section 7B of the MACA relevantly provides: