Family members of a 28-year-old youth,mowed down by a rashly driven truck which also injured his father and brother in the road mishap,have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 25 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.
The tribunal directed Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd,with which the offending truck was insured,to pay Rs 23,90,600 to the wife,three minor children and the parents of deceased Subhash.
It also directed the insurance company to pay Rs 1,23,826 and Rs 22,486 to victim’s father Bhagwan Singh and brother Ashok who were also injured in the accident when they were travelling at a motorcycle and were hit by the truck.
“Sufficient material has been placed on record to prove the factum of negligence on the part of erring driver,who was driving the offending truck,rashly and negligently and in causing the accident,” MACT Presiding Officer Nirja Bhatia said.
While awarding the compensation,the MACT said Subhash’s wife has “suffered loss of life of her husband as well as loss of enjoyment of her life on account of being deprived of his company and enjoyment of matrimonial bliss. She may not be able to live a normal life after losing her life partner.”
The accident took place on a February 2011 night when Sriniwas Puri resident Subhash,who was working as driver with Perfect Ten Tour Operator,was coming back to Delhi from Aligarh on his motorcycle along with his father and brother,who were pillion riders.
When they reached near Sagar Ratna restaurant at Mathura Road,the offending truck trailor,which was being driven in a careless manner by Munazir took a sudden left turn and hit the motorcycle dragging it for few metres before coming to a halt.
Due to the accident,Subhash died on the spot while Bhagwan Singh and Ashok received grievous injuries.
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