A 51-year-old man, who suffered permanent disability in a road accident involving a rashly driven bus, has been awarded a compensation of nearly Rs 11 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.
MACT Presiding Officer Sanjeev Kumar Singh directed New India Assurance Company Ltd, insurer of the bus, to pay Rs 10,93,137 to victim Mahesh Prasad, a labourer residing in east Delhi, who was hit by the vehicle in 2013.
The tribunal, while holding the driver of the bus guilty of the offence, relied on the documents on record including FIR, mechanical inspection report and victim’s medical report.
According to the petition filed by Prasad, on November 26, 2013, while he was walking towards ISBT from Jamuna Bazar here, the bus hit him.
Due to the impact, Prasad fell on the road and sustained grievous injuries, it said, adding that the driver of the bus was apprehended by public and handed over to the police.
The victim, who was taken to hospital by the conductor of the bus, sustained multiple fractures and suffered 75 per cent disability.
He had approached the tribunal seeking a compensation of Rs 30,00,000 for injuries suffered by him.
During the proceedings, driver and owner of the bus did not lead evidence and the insurance company, through a written statement, admitted that the vehicle was insured with it.