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18/10/2011

Doherty car accident victim granted compensation

A church worker from Suffolk run over by Pete Doherty's manager will receive car accident compensation worth more than a million pounds, the BBC reports.

The damages will fund lifelong care for the now severely brain-damaged victim, who was hit whilst delivering church newsletters in 2009.

The High Court heard that Doherty's manager, who drove a Daimler belonging to the singer at the time of the car crash, did not hold a valid motor insurance policy.

He was jailed for 12 months at Ipswich Crown Court in 2010 after admitting charges of dangerous driving.

Doherty was himself banned from driving for a year for allowing his car to be used by an uninsured motorist.

Now the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB), which funds compensation claims for the victims of uninsured drivers, has been authorised to ‘chase' Doherty for reimbursement.

Describing the Babyshambles front-man and his manager to the court, the victim's personal injury lawyer said neither one had "covered themselves in glory" during the proceedings.

Doherty was not in court for the car accident compensation case, but he could be summoned later if pursued by the MIB. His manager was also absent.

 

 
 
 
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