Describe and evaluate the approach of torts law towards breach of duty within the torts of negligence

Describe and evaluate the approach of torts law towards breach of duty within the torts of negligence

Describe and evaluate the approach of torts law towards breach of duty within the torts of negligence
Question 1

Egbert lost control of the car he was driving and collided with a group of people waiting in a bus queue on Oakdale High Street.. There are a number of psychiatric injury claims which have resulted from this incident. Anna had just said goodbye to her husband Charles as he crossed the road to join the bus queue; Anna was around the corner when she heard the noise resulting from the collision. She rushed back to find Charles on the ground injured. Ismail was queuing to pick up a take away coffee further down the road and saw the car collide into the queue clearly injuring his sister Sheela. Ismail also saw his work colleague Frank injured; Frank died at the scene. Ruby was stood at the back of the queue and just managed to fling herself out of the way, narrowly avoiding injury. Peter, a paramedic called to the scene has since had to take time off work because of repeated flash backs he experienced as a result of working with the injured people.

Egbert has admitted negligence so there is no issue regarding liability. Outline the possibility of a duty of care for psychiatric injury/nervous shock for the above people.
(100 marks)

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