Payout for yoga teacher hit by cyclist as she crossed the road looking at her phone

Gemma Brushett has won compensation despite a judge saying it was partly her fault

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A yoga teacher who was knocked unconscious after she stepped out into the road while looking at her phone has won a payout despite the judge ruling that the crash was 50 per cent her fault.

Gemma Brushett was crossing a junction in London Bridge when Robert Hazeldean hit her, with the court hearing she didn't see him until the last second when he sounded his horn.

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