MBBS student loses teeth, academic year due to road accident: Tribunal awards Rs 13.5 lakh compensation after 6 years
Mumbai: Six years after being a victim to a fatal road accident, a Malad-based MBBS medico has finally been granted compensation of Rs 13.5 lakhs by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal.
The accident reportedly took place in the year 2015 when the medico was returning from Shirdi. She sustained grievous injuries along with loss of teeth due to the mishap further losing an academic year.
During the hearing, the MBBS student had deposed in the tribunal pinning the blame on the driver of the hired vehicle. The bench then referred to the woman's deposition and the FIR.
"It clearly alleges the car driver,***l, was driving at high speed and he lost control near Khardi Railway Bridge, Shahapur, and it violently dashed the road divider. FIR further discloses that one of the occupants, namely ***, died on the spot and other occupants suffered serious injuries," the tribunal said.
The tribunal further held the woman's strong and concrete evidence got no rebuttal from the insurer by examining either the car driver or any investigator. "Therefore, I hold that the claimant suffered injuries due to rash and negligent driving of said car," the tribunal said in the woman's case.