Court Takes Case Involving Mom Who Saw Son Die

MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) – The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether a Detroit-area woman is entitled to insurance benefits because she witnessed the death of her son on a motorcycle.

Two lower courts have said Gale Boertmann of Clinton Township should get money for her suffering under her auto policy. She says she has nightmares and physical problems from seeing her son Chris get killed in 2007.

In an order released Thursday, the state Supreme Court agreed to take an appeal from Cincinnati Insurance. The company says Boertmann shouldn’t be allowed to collect because she was driving behind her son and had no role in the crash. Boertmann has been seeking money for wage loss, medical care and other expenses.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

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