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Posted at: Apr 15, 2018, 12:43 AM; last updated: Apr 15, 2018, 12:43 AM (IST)ROAD ACCIDENTS

45-yr-old man's kin gets Rs 14.72 lakh

New Delhi, April 14

The family members of a 45-year-old man, who died after being hit by a car, have been awarded a compensation of Rs 14.72 lakh by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

MACT Presiding Officer Amit Bansal directed Tata AIG General Insurance Company, insurer of the offending car that hit the motorcycle of the victim, killing him on the spot in 2014, to compensate to his mother and three children.

The tribunal decided the petition in favour of the victim's family after relying on the testimony of an eyewitness and documents produced on record, including a copy of the FIR, postmortem report and mechanical inspection report of the vehicle.

As per the petition, which claimed Rs 50 lakh for the death of victim Mahaveer — a driver by profession, the victim was on a bike with another man when he was hit by a car near Farruk Nagar (northwest).

During the proceedings, the insurance company had contended that it was not liable to pay the amount as the driver did not have a valid driving licence and the owner's policy was not active. The contentions of the firm were rejected by the tribunal.

The driver and the owner of the vehicle did not lead any evidence in their support.

School bus hits two kids, kills 12-year-old boy

A 12-year-old boy was killed and his friend,  injured after being hit by a school bus when they were playing on the roadside, the police said today.

The incident happened yesterday when the driver was parking the bus of a school near Vivekananda Camp.

The two children — both residents of Vivekananda Camp — were rushed to a hospital where Rahul (12), who suffered head injury, was declared dead, while his friend Jagdish (11) is currently undergoing treatment and is said to be critical.

The driver was arrested, they added. — PTI

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