A motorcyclist died on the spot and his pillion rider was severely injured when their two-wheeler was knocked down by an unidentified vehicle on Veerapuram Main Road in Avadi on Monday evening.

Poonamallee traffic investigation sources identified the deceased as Lingeshwaran (47) of Vellanoor who was riding with his friend Anbu (43), also from the same area. The accident took place around 7.30 p.m. Anbu was rushed to a hospital nearby, the sources added.

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