Rs 27 lakh to accident victim’s kin
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New Delhi, May 6, 2012, PTI :

The family members of a 34-year-old Municipal Corporation of Delhi employee, who died in an accident in 2010, has been given compensation of over Rs 27.63 lakh by a motor accident claims tribunal. 

Manoj Kumar was killed after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle.

The tribunal’s presiding officer Arun Bhardwaj directed Iffco Tokio General Insurance Company Ltd, with which the two-wheeler was insured, to pay the sum to Kumar’s family within a month.

The tribunal held that the motorcycle rider, Sukhjinder Sandhu, was driving negligently. “As per evidence from the prosecution’s witness, negligence by Sukhjinder Sandhu in driving the vehicle resulted in fatal injuries to Kumar,” said the tribunal.

“The total compensation payable to Kumar’s family is Rs 27,63,736. The insurance firm has not proved any of the statutory defence available to avoid its liability,” the tribunal held.Ved Prakash, the primary witness, said he and Kumar were part of a group of kawarias (a type of Hindu pilgrims) coming from Haridwar on August 8, 2010. 

They were walking and it was raining. When they reached Mohan Nagar in Ghaziabad, a motorcycle bearing a UP registration number hit Kumar from the back. 

The two-wheeler was on a high speed. Kumar was taken to hospital, where he died.

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Tulsa’s City Leaders Take Bike Tour For New Perspective
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If you see Stephen Lassiter around Tulsa, he’s likely going to be spinning on two wheels.

“It’s very cost effective,” Lassiter said. “I sold my car; I don’t have to pay insurance on that and I don’t have to buy gas.”

He gave up his car last year, which makes his 6-mile commute downtown a little better.

“It’s really a different way to see the city, and I also get a lot of exercise while I’m commuting.”

But there are some bumps in the road, for Lassiter and other cyclists in the city.

“This city is pretty much designed for getting around in cars,” Lassiter said.

Cars go really fast, sometimes people pass too close, and getting cars to yield to for someone in a crosswalk is difficult, Lassiter said.

That’s why the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee invited city leaders to gear up for a tour of the town.

Some hit the pavement on foot, others hit the road on two wheels, like Tulsa’s first lady, Victoria Bartlett.

“We’re going to see how difficult it is to get around the city without particular areas designated for bicycles,” Bartlett said.

“I haven’t [ridden] a bicycle in years, but I do ride a motorcycle,” councilman David Patrick said.

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