A woman was killed and four others, including a four-year old boy, sustained serious injuries in an accident at Korampallam near here on Sunday. The driver of a sports utility vehicle (SUV), belonging to Alwarthirunagari panchayat union vice-chairman Rajanarayanan, was coming towards Tuticorin on Sunday. As the vehicle reached Korampallam, a moped entered the four-lane highway, forcing the driver to swerve.
Due to the high speed, the vehicle overturned and hit four persons waiting at the Korampallam bus stop and also injured moped rider S. Suresh (42) of Korampallam.
T. Roseline (38) of Korampallam, S. Jayarani (27) of Ponnagaram in Korampallam, her father P. Veerasamy (56) of Sattur in Virudhunagar district and Jayarani’s son S. Muthu Ganesh (4) were trapped under the overturned vehicle.
While Roseline died on the spot, the others were admitted to hospital.