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Accident Victim’s Mom Gets Relief

Published: 05th December 2014 06:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2014 06:12 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: An aged mother who lost her only son and breadwinner in an accident earlier this year was awarded `11.18 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal here.

The senior citizen, Saritha, approached the Tribunal submitting that her son Vijayan (23), supervisor in a leather company, was riding as two-wheeler was fatally runover by a rashly driven private bus on the Kancheepuram-Vandavasi road on March 28, 2014.

At around 8 am, when Vijayan was crossing Maamandur, the private bus tried to overtake him ignoring a government bus approaching from the opposite direction. To avoid a head-on collision, the private bus steered left, running over Vijayan’s two-wheeler.

Vijayan sustained grievous head injury and was rushed to the Kancheepuram GH where he died later in the day. A case was registered in this regard with the Dusi police station under sections 279 (rash driving), 304A (causing death by negligence) and 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering life) of IPC. Saritha contended that the insurer of the bus, United India Insurance, is liable to compensate the death of her son, sole bread winner of the family and sought `31 lakh as compensation.

But the insurer maintained that negligence was on Vijayan and not the bus driver. Considering the averments of both the parties, the Chief Judge of Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal, B Gokuldoss, awarded `11.18 lakh as just compensation to Saritha to be paid by the insurer within two months.

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