Rs 13.30 lakh compensation awarded to road accident victim

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 17 April 2016, 10:38 AM

A 28-year-old man, who received grievous injuries after being hit by a rashly-driven truck, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 13 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

MACT Presiding Officer Naveen Arora directed Cholamandalam M S General Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the vehicle, to pay Rs 13.30 lakh to south Delhi resident Shailender Singh who suffered disability in his right lower limb.

“It is established that the petitioner sustained injuries in road accident on September 19, 2013, at about 11 PM near Kalindi Kunj, Noida to Delhi road, due to rash and negligent driving of vehicle... by respondent no. 1 (driver)... “In view of my findings, I award Rs 13,30,000 to the petitioner (Singh) as compensation,” the presiding officer said.

According to the complaint, on September 19, 2013 while Singh was going out for some work on his motorcycle along with his wife, a truck, being driven in a rash and negligent manner, hit him near Kalindi Kunj from behind.

Due to the impact, he fell down and sustained injuries. Singh was taken to hospital and later an FIR was registered in this regard.

In his petition, Singh claimed he used to earn Rs 8,528 per month. Both the driver and the owner of the vehicle, however, had denied the claim made in the petition. 

First Published: Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:31 AM
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