Grieving family sues court for bailing out an alleged ‘drug-addicted driver’ accused of murdering their teenage son when ‘he crossed a highway and climbed the curb’
- Adam Ghoz, 17, died after being hit by a car in January while walking on a sidewalk
- Alleged driver Cameron Forsyth has spent the past eight months behind bars
- Got bail last week as his trial has been postponed to 2023 due to Covid
- Decision labeled as unacceptable or reasonable by Adam’s grieving parents
The grieving parents of a teenager allegedly mowed down and killed as they walked along the sidewalk have been dealt another brutal blow with the devastating news that the ‘drug addict’ driver has been released on bail.
Adam Ghoz was walking with a friend in Casula, southwest Sydney, in January when he was reportedly hit by a car crossing two lanes on Hume Highway before hitting the curb.
Ghoz was taken to hospital in critical condition with head, lower leg and pelvic injuries, but died the next day.
Cameron Forsyth, then 37, was charged with a series of driving violations and has spent the past eight months behind bars.
He was released on bail last week from prison pending trial, which has been delayed by Covid-19 lockdowns, a decision that has crushed Adam’s parents.
Adam Ghoz’s life was tragically cut short when he walked to football with a friend in January
“It’s not acceptable, it’s not reasonable,” his grieving mother told Rima seven news.
Her husband said the family is angry and “going mad.”
“My son is now in the grave. And he’s with his family, with his kids, can live like he’s done nothing,” he said.
Several hundred jury trials have been delayed in NSW due to the pandemic and Sydney’s ongoing lockdown.
Forsyth remains under house arrest until his trial, which has been postponed to 2023. A date has yet to be determined.
“Everyone stays at home now,” Adam’s mother said.
Rima Ghoz devastated that driver who allegedly killed her youngest child has been released on bail until trial
Forsyth’s gray Kia Carnival is said to have veered off the Hume Highway and hit the curb before hitting Adam and his friend who were walking on the sidewalk.
The impact caused Adam to fly 20 meters into a brick wall.
Dashcam footage shows the van continuing its path of destruction at high speed for more than 100 meters along the footpath.
You can watch fences and signposts being thrown out outside the Jolly Knight Motel and as it narrowly dodges utility poles as it hurtles down the sidewalk.
Police claim the Kia Carnival veered off the Hume Highway and ran up the curb before hitting Adam Ghoz and his friend who were walking on the sidewalk
Police allege that Forsyth was tainted by morphine, heroin and cannabis at the time of the crash. They also claimed that he was a repeat offender.
Photos taken at the scene showed the van with a broken windshield and a large dent in the front, with one of the headlights missing.
Images also showed debris, including car parts, bloodied clothing and an uprooted post, scattered across the sidewalk.
The incident caused chaos on the Hume Highway for hours.
Adam Ghoz was taken to hospital in critical condition, but died the next day. Pictured are paramedics on site
NSW Ambulance Inspector Braden Robinson said at the time that paramedics were doing everything they could to try to save Adam’s life.
“Paramedics have done an amazing job responding to such important work in an extremely busy location,” he said.
“We were able to stabilize the man at the scene before transporting him to hospital in critical condition.
Ms Ghoz described her youngest child as generous, sensitive and pure and has set up a website in memory of her late son.