CHENNAI: Two years after a woman died in a road accident near Guduvancherry, a motor accident claims tribunal has directed a private insurance company to pay Rs 35.42 lakh to her husband. R Sumathi, a tailor, was riding pillion with her husband on GST road on April 24, 2017, when a lorry coming in the opposite direction hit the vehicle. She succumbed to injuries.
C Ranganathan filed a petition before the tribunal. The couple have three children, all of them minors, and Sumathi was earning Rs 15,000 a month. In spite of several notices by the tribunal, the insurance company failed to appear and was set ex-parte. The tribunal, presided by S Umamaheshwari, considering the oral and documentary evidence, said the accident had been caused due to the rash and negligent driving by the lorry driver.
Rs 15,000 R Sumathi, who as a tailor, on April 24, 2017, was earning Rs 15,000 per month. She is survived by three children.