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Road accidents leave five dead

P. Oppili

Ambattur councillor among the victims


  • Tipper lorries banned on Jeevarathinam Road
  • Assurance to provide a speed-breaker
  • Spurt in accidents angers residents

    CHENNAI: Five persons, including a 12-year-old boy and a councillor of Ambattur municipality, were killed in road accidents on Wednesday and Thursday.

    G. Raja (30) of Vinayagapuram, Tondiarpet, died on the spot when a lorry hit him on Wednesday night. The accident occurred at the S.N. Chetty Street-Kuppam Road junction in the Kasimedu area. The police arrested the lorry driver, D. Govindan.

    M. Ravi (34), a DMK councillor of Ambattur Municipality, residing in Anna Nagar West Extension, who was returning home in a two-wheeler, was hit by a tanker lorry near the Koyambedu roundabout around 11.45 p.m. He died on way to hospital.

    Vijayakumar (43) and his son Manikandan (10), who were going on a bicycle, were run over by a tipper lorry at Royapuram on Thursday morning.

    The police said Vijayakumar, a resident of Singaravelan Nagar, Kasimedu, was taking his son on a bicycle to school. When they were passing the junction of Jeevarathinam Road and Kasipuram B Block 1st Lane, a tipper lorry, which came behind, hit them. They were caught under the front left wheel. They died on way to hospital.

    Driver beaten up

    The local residents, who witnessed the death of a 30-year-old pedestrian on Wednesday night in the same area, were agitated after the tipper lorry knocked down the father and son on Thursday morning. They caught the lorry driver, Mari, and beat him up, the police said. Senior police officers visited the spot. Following two accidents within a short span of time on Jeevarathinam Road in the Royapuram area, the traffic police banned movement of tipper lorries on the stretch. A senior officer said the residents were assured that a speed-breaker would be provided on the road to curb speeding of vehicles. Only four months ago, movement of container lorries was banned on the stretch.

    Lalitha Jayaraman (74), a retired government employee, who was walking along the road, was fatally hit by a bus near the Turnbulls Road junction, Nandanam, on Thursday afternoon. The bus driver, Velu (26), was arrested.

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