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Man receives compensation after being hit by a drink driver

A woman who crashed into an antiques shop before driving away with a man clinging to her bonnet has been forced to pay out car accident compensation to the injury victim.

The 46-year-old accident victim had attempted to stop the woman from driving after she had reversed into the shop. Realising that she was under the influence of alcohol and drugs he stood in front of the car but, instead of stopping, she drove into him, causing him to be launched onto the bonnet until he threw himself off after travelling 100 metres. She then continued to drive away.

The man suffered severe personal injuries in the accident, which took place in June 2010.

The 42-year-old woman pleaded guilty to charges of GBH, dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident. She has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work with two years supervision and a three-month curfew. She has also been ordered to take an extended driving test following a two-year driving ban.

The injury victim, who suffered a broken shoulder, a laceration to his head and severe cuts and bruises, was awarded £750 in car accident compensation from the woman.



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