A Delhi court has awarded a compensation of over Rs 37 lakh to the family members of a 35-year-old transporter who was killed in an accident involving a truck that had been deployed to pull out his bus which got stuck in a drain in 2008.
Motor Accident Claim Tribunal Judge Rajiv Mehra said, “The accident took place because of rash and negligent driving of the truck. There was sufficient evidence on record to show involvement of the truck in causing the accident of the deceased.”
The accident took place on May 1, 2008, when Harish Chandra’s bus got stuck in a drain near Karkardooma in East Delhi and a truck was deployed to pull it out.
At the time of the accident, Chandra was standing between the two vehicles trying to hook up the truck to the bus.
The truck driver, however, suddenly stepped on the accelerator and ended up reversing the truck.
Chandra who was standing between the two vehicles was crushed between them.
Chandra was rushed to the nearby Shanti Mukand Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries later in the day.
An FIR was lodged at Anand Vihar police station against the offending truck and its driver for causing the accident.