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Old Mar 4th 2005, 3:50 pm
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If you think you are having a particularly bad day/week/year ...

"A driver who knocked down a motorcyclist and drove away with the biker's foot stuck in his bumper has been jailed for two months."

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...173248,00.html
 
Old Mar 4th 2005, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Franklin
If you think you are having a particularly bad day/week/year ...

"A driver who knocked down a motorcyclist and drove away with the biker's foot stuck in his bumper has been jailed for two months."

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...173248,00.html
£300 compensation?
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Old Mar 4th 2005, 4:13 pm
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£300 compensation?

The driver, "... must have known that this was a serious injury because he told a policeman he could hear the screaming". Unbelievable.
 
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Originally Posted by Franklin
The driver, "... must have known that this was a serious injury because he told a policeman he could hear the screaming". Unbelievable.
If you only get £300 in the UK for having your foot ripped off by a moron, I am glad I live in the USA.

That has to be a million dollar injury here.
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Originally Posted by TRPardoe
If you only get £300 in the UK for having your foot ripped off by a moron, I am glad I live in the USA.

That has to be a million dollar injury here.
And two months in prison and banned for driving for two years! What a crock! ******* hell how lenient are then now in the UK?
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Originally Posted by TRPardoe
If you only get £300 in the UK for having your foot ripped off by a moron, I am glad I live in the USA.

That has to be a million dollar injury here.
Plus their first born.
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....and like banned from driving for 2 years will make a difference, he was driving illegally on a provisional licence with 8 points on it!!
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That's ridiculous! I had my foot ran over in '93 and ended up with a cracked big toe.... got £750 compensation.
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Originally Posted by TRPardoe
If you only get £300 in the UK for having your foot ripped off by a moron, I am glad I live in the USA.

That has to be a million dollar injury here.
Spot on matey!!
I wouldn't betting that if it was the judge/magistrate that had had his foot ripped off the guy would've got a much tougher sentence and there would also be a lot more zero's on the end of that compensation check.
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and who would pay out the $1,000,000 should he have won it.

I can bet if he's not arsed about driving on a provisional license he's probably not got insurance either.

So where do you think this $1,000,000 is gonna come from?
Even if it was the USA, most people aren't insured over say $250,000 in bodily injury.

so..........
where do you want this $1,000,000 to come from?
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Originally Posted by Manc
and who would pay out the $1,000,000 should he have won it.

I can bet if he's not arsed about driving on a provisional license he's probably not got insurance either.

So where do you think this $1,000,000 is gonna come from?
Even if it was the USA, most people aren't insured over say $250,000 in bodily injury.

so..........
where do you want this $1,000,000 to come from?
The article said he wasn't insured!
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Originally Posted by AlisonPA
The article said he wasn't insured!

so as I said,

where do you want all this compensation to come from?
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Originally Posted by Manc
so as I said,

where do you want all this compensation to come from?
Goodness, I wasn't being literal.

However, £300 is derisory by anyone's standards, before one gets to discussing his sentence.
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Originally Posted by TRPardoe
Goodness, I wasn't being literal.

However, £300 is derisory by anyone's standards, before one gets to discussing his sentence.
the £300 was basically from the taxpayer........
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Whether he qualifies or not as a Lawyer he should pay compensation to that guy for the rest of his working life. The punishment is an absolute joke in fact just downright pitifull. I hope Cherie was not defending him. Sounds like her sort of case.
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