Family members of a 44-year-old woman, who died in a road accident involving a rashly-driven vehicle, have been awarded Rs 19.57 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.
MACT Presiding Officer Raj Paul Singh Teji directed National Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending tractor, to pay a compensation of Rs 19,57,958 to the family members of victim Saroja Bala, who suffered fatal injuries in the December 23, 2013 mishap.
“It is clear that respondent no 1 (driver) was driving the vehicle in rash and negligent manner and caused fatal injury to the deceased,” the tribunal said.
According to the complaint, on December 23, 2013, the victim, a homemaker, lost her life after being hit by the rashly and negligently driven tractor-trolley while she was going to her daughter’s school along with her husband.
The complaint, filed by family members of the deceased, had claimed Rs 30 lakh compensation.
The driver and the owner of the vehicle, however, denied the allegations leveled against them.
( Source – PTI )