Rash driving case: Victim’s family gets R 13L damages
PTI | Dec 03, 2012, 12:04PM IST
New Delhi: The family of a 33-year-old man, killed after being hit by a rashly-driven car, has been awarded Rs 13,64,144 as compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT ) in the national capital.
MACT presiding officer Dinesh Bhatt ordered Reliance General Insurance Company Limited, with which the offending vehicle was insured, to pay the sum within one month.
Victim Mohan Lal's wife had said he died after a rashly-driven car hit his scooter on June 28, 2011 near Miranda House College.
Surender Singh, the owner of the offending car, contested the plea saying the accident was not caused due to his negligence and Mohan was driving his vehicle in an inebriated condition.
The tribunal, however, rejected his arguments relying on the post-mortem report, as per which Mohan had died due to the blunt force impact caused by the accident.