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    Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:06:45

    Man Injured by Pete Doherty's Manager Awarded Large Financial Compensation - He was partially brain damaged after he was run over by the singer's manager

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    WENN reports that a man left badly brain damaged after he was run over by Pete Doherty's manager has been awarded a large sum of financial restitution by London's High Court.

    Andrew Boyd was jailed for a year in 2010 after he was caught dangerously driving. In 2009, he ran down Chris Corder, 42, in Suffolk, England while behind the wheel of the Doherty's Daimler. Is it us or does trouble seem to follow Pete Doherty?

    Doherty was subsequently banned from driving for a year for allowing Boyd to use the car without insurance. Yikes. Who needs that nightmare? Certainly not Doherty.

    Corder was left with severe brain injuries after the incident in 2009, and a High Court judge ordered him to be paid a large sum. Insiders believe it was seven figures worth! The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB), an organization which compensates victims of drivers without insurance, will pay the money, and bosses at the MIB are now free to chase Boyd and Doherty to repay the money as part of the settlement. Oh man. Just remember that Corder is the victim here, no one else!

    Corder's family solicitor, Hannah Rutterford, says, "The family have been devastated by the incident and are now just relieved that a settlement has been obtained which will ensure that he can be given whatever medical treatment or care is most appropriate."

    What do you think of this solution to this case?

    —Carly Costello
    10.12.11



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