The wife and children of an NDMC employee who lost his life in a road mishap involving a speeding car, have been awarded Rs 30.58 lakh as compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.
MACT presiding officer Arun Bhardwaj directed Oriental Insurance Co Ltd with which the vehicle was insured to pay the compensation to the widow and children of 51-year-old Gaj Ram, a resident of West Delhi.
"Total compensation payable to the petitioners (family of deceased) would be R 30,58,884... Insurance company has not put up any defence. Therefore, compensation is to be paid by insurance company," the tribunal said.
According to eyewitnesses' testimonies, victim Gaj Ram was riding his motorcycle near sector one red light at Dwarka here at 6.15 am on July 10, 2011, when a speeding WagonR hit his two-wheeler from behind due to which he fell down and came under the car's wheels.
He was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in the offending vehicle itself, but after getting to the hospital the driver had fled away, the prosecution had said. Gaj Ram succumbed to his injuries suffered in the accident, it had added.