Recently an Apprentice had accidentally put diesel into a petrol work vehicle. The apprentice had just got his driver's licence, he was not driving the vehicle, the owner of company was. Realising the mistake, the boss called his mechanic, was told to top vehicle up with petrol and then proceeded to drive the remainder of the day before taking vehicle to be flushed. Now the Apprentice has been sued under Tort Law and has a bill of over $22,000, for the vehicle and lost wages because of a vehicle down, this amount is impossible for him to pay. Why does the owner and driver of the vehicle, take zero responsibility, he continued to drive the vehicle. Why weren't any other circumstances taken into account. If the Law is such, then why even try to fight the case?. The apprentice lost his job over the incident, was unemployed for 6 months and now is just casually labouring.