The outcome of a prosecution of a company in the County Court was reported in the Herald Sun newspaper of 3 September 2012 at p. 11.


The employer of 51 year old Lydia Carter arranged a work function at a go-karting facility. While driving at the facility Ms Carter misjudged a turn and crashed into a tyre barrier, suffering fatal injuries.

Subsequent investigations found that the tyre barrier did not meet Australian standards, the harness restraining Ms Carter was loose, there was no padding on the steering wheel and the attending staff were not trained in first aid.


Charges (not identified in the report) were brought against the company in the County Court in 2009.


A fine of $1,400,000 was imposed by the County Court.


The corporation went into liquidation a month before the case began and the fine remained unpaid at the date of the report.