- Salim Mehajer has sought comfort from his family following a car crash week
- Former deputy mayor posted a Snapchat picture hanging out with relative
- Still on crutches, he must show at court on Tuesday or face a court ruling
Salim Mehajer has been pictured getting around on crutches – apparently in high spirits – following his recent car accident.
But the controversial former deputy mayor could be in hot water if he fails to show up to court again tomorrow.
Mehajer recently missed a series of alleged criminal and civil hearings in Sydney after a crash with a stranger last Monday morning left him in hospital.
An injured Salim Mehajer sought comfort from his family at the weekend as he recovered from Monday’s car accident
After the accident a week ago, Mehajer was carted from his luxury 4WD Mercedes AMG on the back of a stretcher and in a neck brace
The 31-year-old then did not appear at hearings for allegations he robbed a taxi driver near Sydney’s Star Casino twice last week.
His lawyer produced a medical certificate for prosecutors and a spokesman for Mehajer later slammed claims the accident was staged as ‘evil’ and ‘ludicrous’.
A magistrate also issued a warning if he does not show at court this week for a lawsuit being brought against him and his company by Mr Jason Tran.
Magistrate Joanne Keogh ruled if Mehajer does not appear his defence will be struck out and Mr Tran ‘will be at liberty to apply for a default judgment’.
It’s not clear what Mr Tran is suing Mr Mehajer and his company Sydney Project Group Pty Ltd for.
Mehajer’s car is seen about 8.45am last Monday following the accident at Dehli Road, Lidcombe, in Sydney’s west
Emergency services were forced to cut Mehajer out of his car following the crash
The latest developments come after Mehajer failed to show at – and lost – a District Court dispute with the stonemason behind the marble spiral staircase at his Lidcombe mansion.
He told his solicitor he was in ‘in Canberra following the death of my grandmother’ at the time of that court appearance.
The judge ruled Mehajer would have had ‘no doubt’ of the hearing date and ruled for him to pay a bill of nearly $670,000 plus legal costs to the tradesman. Representatives for Mehajer were approached for comment.
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