Providing relief to an accident victim, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Chandigarh, has directed a truck driver and the owner of the vehicle to pay Rs1.59 lakh to a 22-year-old woman, who had sustained multiple injuries resulting in 8% disability in a road accident near Sector 32 on November 14, 2013.
The victim, Amanpreet Kaur, a resident of Zirakpur, had filed a complaint against truck driver Bharat of Pinjore and owner Ashu Kumar of Sector 4, Panchkula, accusing them of causing mental and physical agony as the accident had rendered her bed-ridden for a year. Amanpreet had sought `6 lakh as relief.
As per the complaint, Kaur had claimed that she was going towards Mohali on a scooter (UP-11F- 6720) when a truck (HR-58-7823) driven by Bharat hit her two-wheeler, resulting in multiple injuries to her. An FIR was registered against Bharat at the Sector 32 police station on November 21, 2013. Kaur had stated that the accident had confined her to bed for about a year. According to the disability certificate of Amanpreet, she had become 8% permanently physically disabled.
However, the truck driver had claimed that a false case had been registered against him.
The tribunal in its order observed that Kaur must have gone through pain and agony. Due to the injuries, the petitioner must have suffered loss of amenities in life and she will have to go through same ordeal in future as well. “Therefore, both driver and the owner of the truck in question are liable, jointly and severally, to make the payment of the awarded amount,” read the order of the tribunal.