Mother sues her OWN daughter for $408,000 after a drunken crash split her 4WD in half and killed her younger sister
- Sammy-Jo Chmieluk, 24, was killed in a horror smash on the Gold Coast in 2016
- Her sister Candice, then 29, had been four times over the blood alcohol limit
- Mother Sharon Gousteris is suing Candice and insurance company over accident
A mother who lost a daughter in a drunken car crash has taken another one of her children to court over the tragedy.
Sharon Gousteris is seeking more than $408,000 in damages from Candice Chmieluk and her insurance company Allianz Australia over the death of Sammy-Jo Chmieluk.
The 24-year-old was killed in May 2016 after she went for a drink with her older sister Candice at a Gold Coast venue.
Candice Chmieluk (pictured right) is being sued by her mother after a fatal car crash in 2016
Sharon Gousteris (pictured above) has filed a law suit against her daughter Candice Chmieluk
The pair left the Currumbin surf club in a 4WD, which was driven by Candice on a suspended driver’s licence.
She crashed the car into a pole and the vehicle was split in two. Sammy-Jo died at the scene.
A test found Candice was driving while more than four times the legal blood-alcohol limit.
Documents filed in the Southport District Court this month revealed the sisters’ mother, Ms Gousteris, has been left in ‘considerable psychiatric pain and discomfort’ following Sammy-Jo’s death, Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Sammy-Jo Chmieluk (pictured above, middle) was killed instantly in 2016 in a car driven by her sister Candice (pictured left)
The civil claim from follows Kristy Chmieluk (right with Sammy-Jo) launching legal proceedings against her sister Candice
She also is said to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and mood disorder.
The civil claim follows Kristy Chmieluk launching legal proceedings against her sister Candice. The matter was resolved privately last year.
Candice pleaded guilty to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death while adversely affected by alcohol in the Southport District Court in 2018.
She was sentenced to five years, to be suspended after spending three months in jail.
Candice (pictured) pleaded guilty to to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death while adversely affected by alcohol in 2018
Candice’s 4WD smashed into a traffic light in May 2016 (pictured) instantly killing her little sister Sammy -Jo