Special Correspondent

TAMBARAM: A 48-year-old-man died on the spot when a tricycle he was riding was hit from behind by a speeding lorry at East Tambaram on Velachery Main Road on Monday night.

Tambaram traffic police said that S. Anthony Raj of Adhi Nagar was a scrap iron merchant.

After the day’s work, he was returning to his house at 11 p.m. on Monday when a speeding sand-laden lorry hit the tricycle from behind. Anthony Raj was thrown off his vehicle and fell on the road.

He died on the spot. Tambaram traffic police are investigating.