SATTUR: An aluminium rod protruding from a State-run bus pierced through the right arm and the back of a motorist near Pudupalayam here on Wednesday, police said.

S. Elangovan (42)was on his way from Sattur from Pokkuvarathu Nagar when the accident occured.

He was taken to the Government hospital at Sattur and later referred to the Government Rajaji hospital in Madurai.

The Sattur Taluk police have picked up the bus driver, Muthukumar, for investigation. — Staff Reporter

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