Parents of accident victim get Rs 30.5 lakh
22 Jul, 2014 02:02 PM
A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal awarded a compensation of over Rs 30.5 lakh to the parents of a 21-year-old youth, who died in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck.

The tribunal directed National Insurance Company Ltd, with which the offending truck was insured, to pay Rs 30,51,000 to the parents of Priyanshu Soni, who died in March 2010.

The tribunal said there was no contradiction in the statements of witnesses, and nothing could discredit them. "The testimony of prosecution witnesses remains unshaken and without any divergence. The witnesses have stated that the deceased met with an accident from a truck which was being driven by respondent no. 1 namely Subhash at a very high speed in rash and negligent manner. The testimony given by both the witnesses are reliable, trustworthy and believable. The criminal record of the case further supports and corroborates the case of the petitioner," MACT presiding officer Deepak Jagotra said.

According to the petition, the accident took place on March 7, 2010 when Priyanshu along with a friend were was going on his motorcycle from Bijwasan to Sarojini Nagar and they were hit by the truck driver in a rash and negligent manner from behind, due to which they fell down from the bike and Priyanshu died. Due to the impact, Priyanshu and his friend fell down and he received fatal injuries.

The woman, who was travelling with the victim and an eyewitness, told the tribunal that when they reached a place near Dhaula Kuan, their motorcycle was hit by the truck from behind. Due to the injuries, Priyanshu died. He was working as a marketing manager in a private catering firm.
Source : The Times Of India

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