MACT awards over 10 lakh compensation to wife, kids of 54-yr-old man killed in accident

Chandigarh, August 7
The Motor Accident Claims
Tribunal Chandigarh (MACT)
has directed an insurance
company, driver and owner of
a vehicle to release 10,57,640
compensation to the wife and
three children of a person, who
died in an accident in 2018.
The claimants filed the claim
petition under Section 166 and
140 of the Motor Vehicle Act,
1988, seeking compensation
from driver and owner of the
vehicle, which was allegedly
involved in accident and an
insurance company, on
account of death of the victim,
Dilbag Singh, in an accident
on February 18, 2018 .
The petition was filed by
Baljeet Kaur, wife of the
deceased and his three children. In the petition Baljeet
stated that the accident took
place when Dilbag was going
from Bhago Majra village to
RKM Factory, Landran, on his
bicycle on February 18, 2018.
She, along with her brother,
was following him on a motorcycle, said Baljeet. When they
reached near Landran College
a speeding car came from
behind and after overtaking
their motorcycle hit bicycle,
which victim was riding, Baljeet added. Dilbagh fell on the
road and received serious
injuries, said Baljeet. He died
on the spot, Baljeet added.
Dilbagh was taken to the
Civil Hospital, Phase VI,
Mohali. An FIR was also registered on February 18, 2018,
under Sections 279, 304-A
and 427, IPC, at the Sohana
police station, SAS Nagar.
Dilbag was 54 years old at the
time of the accident, said Baljeet. He was working as security guard with Security Services and was posted at RKM
Builders, near CGC College,
Landran, Baljeet added. He
was earning 15,000 per
month, said Baljeet.
Claimants suffered a huge
loss due to his untimely death.
They were dependent upon his
income. Baljeet prayed for the
compensation of 75,00,000.
After hearing arguments the
MACT stated that owner, driver
and insurer of the car involved
in the accident were jointly
liable to pay compensation of
10,57,640 to victim’s family.
The order further stated:
“The victim’s wife will be
entitled to 70 per cent share
while her children will get 7.5
per cent share each out of the
total compensation amount.”

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