Uma (47), a pedestrian, died on the spot when a Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus hit her while she was crossing Grand Southern Trunk Road in Pallavaram on Wednesday.
A resident of Kolathumedu Erikkarai Street, Uma had come to Pallavaram to pay her power supply bills.
After making the payment, she was crossing the road to reach the bus shelter on the eastern side of GST Road to board a bus to Tambaram Taluk Government Hospital in Chromepet, where her husband Natarajan, was admitted for an ailment.
The MTC bus service to Kunrathur (route No. 66) hit Uma, who died on the spot. Traffic police said the victim had squeezed through a narrow gap on the median of GST Road to reach the other side.
Her body was taken to Tambaram Taluk Government Hospital in Chromepet for post-mortem.