A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here has awarded over Rs 39 lakh to the kin of a man who was killed in a road mishap while travelling on a bike through Greater Noida in 2014.
“The kin of the deceased were able to prove that he suffered fatal injuries due to the rash and negligent driving of the respondent number 1 (truck driver),” MACT presiding officer Madhu Jain said.
The wife, two kids and the mother of the Uttar Pradesh resident Jitendra Kumar were awarded Rs 39,07,000 by the MACT after considering the loss of estate, consortium, dependency, future prospects, love and affection and number of dependents.
The Tribunal directed Oriental Insurance Company Limited, insurer of the offending vehicle, to pay the amount to the 32-year-old victim’s family.
According to the petition filed by Kumar’s wife, Deepa, the mishap occurred on February 18, 2014, when the bike that Kumar was riding was knocked down by a negligently-driven truck near G B Nagar in Greater Noida.
The driver and the owner of the truck rejected the claim of the petitioners and contended that the case against them was false, frivolous, vexatious and malafide, but they had not produced any evidence to support their claim.
( Source – PTI )