Traffic on Coimbatore- Palakkad Road disrupted for an hour

Three members of a family were killed in an accident at Navakarai on Coimbatore- Palakkad Road late on Thursday night.

The deceased were identified as M. Venkatachalam (40) of K.G. Chavadi, his wife Jayalakshmi (35 ) and their son Pradeep (13).

According to police, the accident occurred when the two-wheeler on which they were travelling was involved in an accident with a lorry which reportedly tried to overtake another vehicle.

Another person, who was also travelling on the motorcycle, Sandeep, was thrown off and suffered minor injuries. The lorry driver escaped from the scene, the police said.

People pelted the lorry with stones, as a result of which, traffic on Coimbatore- Palakkad Road was disrupted for an hour.