New Delhi: Parents of a 19-year-old boy, who died after being hit by a rashly driven car in 2007, have been awarded over Rs 5 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) which held the amount will be paid by the driver as the offending vehicle was not insured.
The tribunal, presided by Surinder Kumar Sharma, asked Delhi resident Krishan Mohan, driver of the offending Toyota Qualis which had hit the victim Vishal, to pay Rs 5,10,769 to his parents Rajinder Sharma and Urmila Devi.
"It is proved Vishal sustained fatal injuries in the accident that occurred on March 7, 2007 because of the rash and negligent driving of offending vehicle being driven by respondent 1 (Mohan)," the tribunal said, while adding, "A compensation of Rs 5,10,769 is granted to petitioners (victim's parents)...To be paid by the respondent 1 (Mohan)".
While passing its order, the tribunal here also noted that the vehicle was not insured with any firm.
The parents of the victim had approached the tribunal seeking Rs 21.75 lakh as compensation.
According to the complainant, on March 7, 2007, Vishal was crossing the road in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, when the car, being driven rashly, negligently and at a high speed by Mohan, hit him.
Vishal, who had sustained grievous head injuries in the accident, was taken to a hospital, but died ten days later.
In the ex-parte order, the court also noted that the driver did not appear before the court to defend himself, even though the notice was issued to him.