A French motorcyclist who had 17 leg fractures after being hit by a truck will get a payment of $2500 for emotional harm.
The truck driver was disqualified from driving for six months and must make the payment after being found guilty of careless driving causing injury last week, according to a post by police on Facebook.
The accident happened a year ago outside the Little River Hotel in Canterbury.
As well as the 17 fractures to his leg, the motorcyclist had a broken pelvis, split liver, broken ribs and concussion.
He spent a month in hospital and is still having rehabilitation, and was not able to work again in New Zealand.
He left New Zealand to return to France two days ago, police said.