Australian riders Alexis Rhodes and Katie Brown, two of the five Australian Institute of Sport riders hit by an out-of-control car in July, have been awarded payments of almost AU$5 million, according to the West Australian. The crash killed Amy Gillett and seriously injured Lorian Graham, Alexis Rhodes, Katie Brown, Louise Yaxley and Kate Nichols.
Rhodes and Brown settled their court actions against the car's driver Stafanie Magner and owner Stefan Magner last Thursday, according to court documents seen by the West Australian. Katie Brown will be paid AU$2,318,790 plus AU$352, 604 in costs while Alexis Rhodes will receive AU$1,659,100 and costs of AU$471,076.
Brian Sierakowski, the lawyer who represented the German insurance firm that will make the payments, said he expected the company would soon instruct him to settle another three cases arising from the crash.
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February 21, 2006: AIS survivors tell of crash and recovery
February 7, 2006: AIS crash verdict: "German law was applied"
February 4, 2006: AIS crash: driver sentenced
December 25, 2005: An interview with the survivors of the German tragedy
December 23, 2005: An interview with Warren McDonald
December 13, 2005: Emotional conclusion to Amy Gillett Charity Ride
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October 28, 2005: AIS women at charity luncheon in Sydney
October 20, 2005: Yaxley making solid progress
October 6, 2005: Investigation in Gillett's death almost complete
August 24, 2005: Graham vows to return
August 22, 2005: Yaxley and Rhodes home
August 18, 2005: Rhodes and Yaxley bound for home
August 14, 2005: Yaxley and Rhodes continue to make progress
August 11, 2005: Brown vows to return to cycling
August 8, 2005: More support for Gillett-Safe Cycling Foundation
August 3, 2005: Rhodes and Yaxley out of intensive care
July 29, 2005: Amy Gillett's life recalled in moving service
July 28, 2005: Rhodes and Yaxley recovery 'amazing'
July 24, 2005: Yaxley improving, Rhodes still unconscious
July 21, 2005: AIS head 'optimistic' about recovery; 'Brownie' tries his best
July 19, 2005: Unprecedented carnage in GermanyJuly 18, 2005: Amy Gillett dead after crash in Germany