Woman who lost hus­band in mishap to get `6.6 lakh

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Press Trust of In­dia let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

SATISH JOSHI WAS CROSS­ING ROAD IN NAUPADA WHEN A TMT BUS RAMMED INTO HIM, IN­JUR­ING HIM. HE DIED AF­TER A FEW DAYS

THANE: District Mo­tor Ac­ci­dent Claims Tri­bunal (MACT) has or­dered Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion to pay a com­pen­sa­tion of Rs6.61 lakh to a woman who lost her hus­band dur­ing treat­ment af­ter a road ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a mu­nic­i­pal trans­port bus in 2012.

Ad­di­tional ses­sions judge and MACT mem­ber KD Vadane in his judg­ment pro­nounced re­cently or­dered TMC to pay the amount to Vas­anti Joshi, 62, and her daugh­ter Kirti, 35, even as he held the de­ceased equally re­spon­si­ble for the mishap that oc­curred on Novem­ber 9, 2012. Due to con­trib­u­tory neg­li­gence of the de­ceased, the com­pen­sa­tion amount was cut by half from Rs13.23 lakh, the Judge said.

Ac­cord­ing to the claimant coun­cil, the orig­i­nal claim was filed by Satish Joshi (63 then), who had stated in his ap­pli­ca­tion that he was cross­ing road in Naupada area here when a TMC-run Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Trans­port (TMT) bus rammed into him, in­jur­ing him griev­ously.

Joshi un­der­went treat­ment at a hos­pi­tal and died in March 2013, dur­ing the pen­dency of the claim. He worked as a bro­ker and priest and earned an in­come of Rs12,000 per month. Later, his wife and daugh­ter were made ap­pli­cants in the case. They stated be­fore the tri­bunal that they they spent nearly Rs8 lakh on Joshi’s treat­ment.

They pro­duced the FIR and other rel­e­vant doc­u­ments and ev­i­dence of the ex­am­i­na­tion by doc­tors dur­ing the de­ceased’s hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion. The TMC was rep­re­sented by ad­vo­cate SE Daran­dale, who chal­lenged the in­come and age of the de­ceased.

The re­spon­dent dis­missed the claim and said that it was due to the sole neg­li­gence of the de­ceased that he sus­tained in­juries and later died.

Daran­dale said Joshi was suf­fer­ing from Parkin­son’s disease and also was par­a­lytic and was limp­ing at the time of the ac­ci­dent. The de­ceased fell be­fore the bus while cross­ing the road.

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