New Delhi: Family members of a 27-year-old man, who died after being hit by a rashly driven bus, have been awarded compensation of over Rs 89 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.
MACT Presiding Officer Ravinder Bedi directed The New India Assurance Co Ltd, insurer of the offending bus, to pay compensation of Rs 89,98,840 to the wife, parents and two children of Sawal Dass, who died in an accident here in 2013.
"I have looked into the criminal case record, site plan, mechanical inspection report as well as the charge sheet filed by IO. The site plan and the location of the vehicles itself would amply suggest the negligent and rash manner in which the offending bus, after jumping the traffic signals, hit the motorcycle coming from right side.
"The facts are supported and corroborated by IO of the case who had conducted the investigation in the matter and filed charge sheet against the driver," MACT Presiding Officer said.
According to the petition filed by Sawal's family members, on February 5, 2013, he was coming from his office on his motorcycle in the morning.
As he reached the traffic signal at Mayur Vihar on National Highway 24, he was hit by the bus driven in a rash and negligent manner after it jumped the traffic signal.
Due to the impact, Sawal fell down and received fatal injuries. He was declared brought dead by doctors of LBS Hospital.
Family members of Sawal, who had a private job and earned Rs 32,679 per month, had claimed an amount of Rs 80 lakh as compensation for his death. He was also working as a part time steno in the office of an advocate.?
The driver and owner of the bus filed written statements contending that they were falsely implicated by police in collusion with petitioners.