Victim’s family to file court case against BEST for fatal accident
Family members of Santacruz resident Aishwarya Vanjare (17), who met with a road accident after a BEST bus ran over her legs, has now decided to file a court case for accident compensation in order to pay bills and bear the other medical and personal cost of the teenager.
Vanjare recovered within a few months and started going to college again, however, her bill cost around Rs 20 lakh for two months of medical treatment in a private hospital. She was discharged from the hospital in August.
Her uncle Prakash Vanjare, an auto driver, who has been running from pillar to post in BEST office to get the compensation, said, “Last month, I visited the Goregaon BEST bus depot where accident claims and compensation department functions. They told me to submit the original documents after which the process would start. It will took at least one year for the process to start and around Rs 40,000 might be compensated. We are yet to pay her hospital bill of around 20 lakh rupees. Rather than waiting for a year, we are planning to file a court case against BEST for accidents.”
The BEST officials stated that they are treating Vanjare’s case as a special case of compensation.