A speeding omnibus with 48 passengers, including children, overturned on East Coast Road in the early hours on Monday. Seven passengers suffered minor injuries.
Sources with the Adyar traffic police said the accident occurred at Muttukadu at 4.15 a.m. when the bus, driven by Satish Kumar (24) of Tiruvarur, was returning with pilgrims from Velankanni. The driver tried to avoid hitting a vehicle coming from the opposite direction and lost control. Kumar fled the scene.
Seven persons who suffered injuries were taken to a private hospital nearby. Their condition is stable, traffic police said.