Accident victim’s family gets Rs 8 lakh compensation
Five dependent family members of a man who died in a road accident will get a compensation of Rs 8 lakh. S Meenakshisundaram, chief judge, small causes court, directed the man who caused the accident, G Radhakrishnan, and United India Insurance Company to pay the amount with an interest of 7.5% per annum from the date the petition was filed on December 17, 2007.
The incident occurred on August 10, 2007 when 28-year-old A Mohammed Ismail, the proprietor of a footwear store, was trying to cross the road, from a spot opposite Rathna Stores on Sir Thyagaraya Road in Pondy Bazaar.
A speeding motorcycle driven by Radhakrishnan collided with Ismail who suffered head injuries. He died six days later, on August 16, while undergoing treatment. The petition was filed on behalf of Ismail's wife Yasmin Beevi, their son M Yasirajan, and Ismail's parents Rasulla Beevi and A M Ramzan Ali.
The opposite parties, Radhakrishnan, was the owner of the motor cycle involved in the accident, while the vehicle was insured by United India Insurance Company. While passing orders, the judge observed, "Had the rider of the motorcycle driven the vehicle in a careful manner and exercised a certain amount of care and caution, he would not have dashed the pedestrian."