A woman from Jiwaka, Aii Peter, who resides in Lae with her family is still waiting for feedback regarding her compensation claim from Motor Vehicle Insurance after she lost her left leg in a road accident in 2014.
The driver, according to the police investigation report, was heavily intoxicated. He was in the process of overtaking another vehicle on high speed, had lost control and ran into Aii.
Wii was a pedestrian hit by another drink driver.
Aii and her family were told by the police officer handling her case that, she is not entitled to compensation claim from MVIL because, the motor vehicle concerned was not registered at the time.
Police and Medical reports have been sent to MVIL in 2014, but nothing has been done.
52- year- old, Aii Peter’s left leg was amputated few days after the accident in 2014. Her right leg is still injured.
” I sit down and watch my children go about doing everyday things,” Mrs. Peter said.
Most of the household chores have since become the responsibility of her husband, Peter Willie, and their children.
Life in the house has changed from one of happiness to one of hardship. Every day she is assisted by her husband, and children to shower.
“We do not know what to do, but we will press on,” Peter Willie said.
Aii and her family were assisted by a friend to proceed with their claim compensation from Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited, but no clarifications were given.
Aii is a mother of four who moved to live in Lae with her family in 1996.
Her medical doctor recommended treatment by experts, but she does not have the money to get the help she needs.
Attempts were made to get an answer from Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited on the process of applying for insurance, as well as the status of her claim.
The Manager for Claims at MVIL in Port Moresby said the documents were received last year in August, and not on the year of the accident.
He said Aii’s documents needs to go through a verification process before a decision is made, because the motor vehicle concerned was not registered at the time of the accident.