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Leigh Day representing royal photographer hit by car

Car crash team at Leigh Day acting for photographer hit by car

Photo of car and pedestrian: istock

12 December 2011

Leigh Day & Co is representing a photographer who claims he was hit and seriously injured by a car believed to be carrying Prince Harry.

Tony Margiocchi who was outside an exclusive Chelsea cocktail bar with a group of press waiting for Prince Harry to leave the bar has launched a legal claim for compensation against the Metropolitan Police after an unmarked Ford Galaxy police car hit him, leaving him with a broken leg and a torn Achilles

Mr Margiocchi, a former policeman and ex-soldier said:"We were outside the nightclub when someone shouted 'get out of the way'. The double doors swung open and the car shot out across the pavement. Nobody knew what was going on. I tried to get out of the way but the car caught me with its left front wheel and I was flung into the kerb." Mr Margiocchi, who lives near Dunstable, gave up full-time work to care for his disabled wife. However, after the collision he was unable to look after her.

It is thought Harry had been in Beaufort House on the King's Road celebrating England's Six Nations rugby win over France. Mr Margiocchi has spent a number of months off work since the accident happened in February.

Car crash claims specialist and solicitor Philip Hunter, in the personal injury team at Leigh Day & Co said:

"This was a very serious collision with our client and whilst we respect the security concerns on the night those responsible should now consider the pain and suffering of Mr Margiocchi and responsibility should be accepted."

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