Man hit doctors’ car
A Christchurch man must pay $5000 in reparation for running a red light and smashing into a car carrying four doctors. In the Christchurch District Court yesterday, Philip Daryl McPherson, 45, was disqualified from driving for 10 months on four charges of careless driving causing injury. Two of the doctors were knocked unconscious and three suffered serious concussion in the crash on the corner of Stuart and London streets in Dunedin on Christmas Day 2017. Defence counsel Richard Peters said the reparation figure submitted by the driver and owner of the car was excessive, and McPherson had limited means. Judge Stephen O’Driscoll ordered McPherson to pay $1000 reparation to the car owner and $1000 to each of the four doctors as an emotional harm payment.