Tyre burst not act of God but attributable to driver's negligence: Bombay High Court orders insurance co. to pay compensation

The Court said tyre burst could be due to driving at high speed or due to under or over inflated tyres, and it is the duty of the owner or the driver of the vehicle to check the tyre condition before the journey.

Tyre burst of a vehicle cannot be considered an act of God but is an act of human negligence attributable to the driver of the vehicle, the Bombay High Court recently ruled while directing an insurance company to pay compensation to the deceased victim’s family in an accident case [New India Assurance Co. Ltd. v. Mrunal Patwardhan & Ors.].

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