Man hit doc­tors’ car

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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.

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