Family members of a 36-year-old man, who died in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck, have been awarded a compensation of Rs 17.80 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here. MACT Presiding Officer Rajeev Bansal directed Oriental Insurance Company Ltd to pay the amount to the wife, son and parents of victim Deepak, who was riding a cycle when he got hit by a truck in 2014. The tribunal, while deciding the petition in favour of the victim's family, relied on several documents including the man's post-mortem report, mechanical inspection report of the vehicle and the charge sheet filed by the police. According to the petition, Deepak was riding his bicycle on September 8, 2014 near ITO here when a negligently and rashly driven truck hit him.
He fell down due to the impact and was taken to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital where he underwent treatment but died two weeks later, it said. The family of the victim sought Rs one crore as compensation for his untimely death. During the proceedings, the insurance company claimed that the driver did not have a valid driving licence and thus be allowed to recover the amount from him. However, this contention was rejected by the tribunal.
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