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Kim Kardashian West car crash lawsuit dismissed

Kardashian West's insurance has settled a claim by Rafael Linares without her having to pay out of her own pocket.

FILE: Kim Kardashian West. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - A lawsuit filed by Rafael Linares against Kim Kardashian West for a 2014 car crash has been settled by the 37-year-old star's insurance.

Linares was seeking unspecified damages following an incident on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, when his vehicle collided with Kardashian West's Mercedes - but it has been settled without her having to pay out of her own pocket.

Linares filed the lawsuit at the Los Angeles Superior Court following the incident, in which he claimed "loss of income", past and future medical expenses, and cost of car repairs.

According to the court documents, which were reported in March 2016, he claimed he "sustained personal injuries which caused and will continue to cause pain, discomfort, and physical disability" to him.

It was also reported that Linares said he was "gainfully employed" before the smash and had since been "deprived of earnings".

Sources close to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star - who has kids North, four, and 23-month-old Saint, with her husband Kanye West - insisted the vehicle damage was "minimal" and that Kardashian West thought Rafael was OK.

At the time of the March 2014 incident - in which Kardashian West was said to be turning left at an intersection in her Mercedes G Wagon - the pair were thought to have exchanged details at the nearby Beverly Hills Hotel, and even shared a hug.

Despite some damage to both vehicles, neither Kardashian West nor Linares were ticketed.

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