A nine-year-old boy died when he tried to overtake a lorry and fell under its rear wheel on Muthumudali Street in Vyasarpadi on Thursday.
The police said S. Sanjay (also known as Rahul), a resident of Sundaram Kuppam Colony in Vyasarpadi, was riding his bicycle to a shop to get it repaired, around 4.30 p.m. on Thursday.
He was riding on a narrow stretch filled with potholes and tried to overtake a lorry from the right. He came under the rear wheel and was run over.
Sanjay died on the spot. The body was taken to the Government Stanley hospital for post-mortem. The driver of the lorry, Murugan of Purasawalkam, was arrested and a case has been filed by Kilpauk traffic investigation wing.
Trying to overtake
a lorry on a narrow stretch, he fell under rear wheel