The son of former Rangers and Scotland footballer Ally McCoist has paid undisclosed damages to a man he knocked over after driving through a red light.
Stephan Murdoch, 24, was left with a “life-changing” brain injury when he was struck by Argyll McCoist’s car in Renfrewshire in December 2016.
McCoist, 21, admitted driving without insurance and causing serious injury by driving dangerously. He was given community service, an electronic tag and a driving ban at Paisley Sheriff Court.
Mr Murdoch sued the driver for damages and a court was due to hear the case this year, however a “private” out-of-court settlement has now been reached.
The victim’s lawyer Chris Stewart, partner at Digby Brown Solicitors, said: “Mr Murdoch suffered injuries that will adversely impact the rest of his life.
“He has shown tremendous fortitude throughout and I am proud that we have been able to help as he looks to the future.
“Mr Murdoch offers his thanks to everyone who provided support over the last three years.”
McCoist pleaded guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court in 2018 to driving without insurance and causing serious injury by driving dangerously.
The court heard he ran a red light, struck Mr Murdoch and drove off.
He was sentenced to 280 hours of unpaid work, banned from driving for three-and-a-half years and given a home curfew for six months.