The Delhi Police has been directed to pay a compensation of nearly R25 lakh to the kin of a constable, who died when a PCR van in which he was travelling rammed a tree. The order was given by a road mishap tribunal which blamed the driver for the crash.
Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) Presiding Officer Shailender Kaur directed Delhi Police to pay R24,95,395 to the family members of head constable Suresh Chandra, who died in the accident five years ago.
"The fact that the driver of PCR had to turn his vehicle left in itself shows he was speeding and could not control the van on seeing something suddenly come in front of it," the tribunal said.
The accident occurred in the wee hours of January 1, 2007 when there was dense fog. Krishan Kumar, driver of the PCR van, rammed the van into a tree near Durgapuri area in northeast Delhi. Six others were injured in the accident.