Insurance firm told to pay Rs 69L to family of accident victim

  • | Thursday | 20th June, 2019

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: Seven years after the death of a 34-year-old techie in an accident near the Perungalathur signal, a motor accident claim tribunal directed a private insurance firm to provide a compensation of Rs 69.55 lakh to the family. According to the petition submitted by T Gayathri, wife of S Sugumaran, he was driving his bike along the GST road near Perungalathur on October 9, 2012, when a Haryana-based lorry hit his vehicle and three others. Sugumaran succumbed at a private hospital. Denying the allegation, the insurance firm said it was Sugumaran who was responsible for the reckless driving. The tribunal headed by S Umamaheshwari observed that the accident was due to the rash driving of the lorry driver who was also holding a fake licence.

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