Injured 23-Year-Old Road Mishap Survivor Gets Hefty Compensation in Delhi

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New Delhi:  A 23-year-old boy, who was grievously injured after being hit by a bus, has been awarded a compensation of around Rs. 7 lakh by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) in New Delhi.

MACT Presiding Officer Sanjeev Kumar Singh directed The New India Assurance Company Limited to pay Rs. 6,71,464 to Delhi resident Dilip Pandey, who sustained grievous injuries in the accident in 2013.

“After considering all the documents filed by petitioner (Dilip Pandey) as a whole, it is clear that respondent number one (the bus driver) was driving the vehicle in a rash and negligent manner,” the tribunal said.

“I award Rs. 6,71,464 as compensation,” the tribunal’s president said.

According to the petition, on December 23, 2013, as Mr Pandey was crossing the road in Shastri Nagar area, a bus, being driven in a rash manner, hit him.

Due to the impact, Mr Pandey fell down and sustained grievous head injury and other bodily injuries, it said.

Mr Pandey, who was employed in a private firm, had approached the tribunal claiming a compensation of Rs. 15 lakh.

The driver and the owner of the bus did not file any reply to the allegations made in the complaint.

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