Seven persons were injured when a van in which they were travelling hit a parapet wall of the bridge on the Virudhunagar-Tirunelveli highway near Thulukkapatti on Tuesday.

The police said that the vehicle was proceeding to Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli district from Coimbatore. The family members of T. Tiraviyam (38) were returning home after buying a pop-corn making machine.

Its driver K. Thangasamy (22) lost control of the vehicle and it hit the parapet wall at around 12.30 a.m. While five of them were treated at the Government Hospital in Virudhunagar, the driver and a boy T. Sabari (10) were admitted to a private hospital.