Thirty-year-old Settu who was living on the pavement near Gandhi statue on Anna Salai was fatally knocked down by an unidentified vehicle when he fell down after jumping over the central median in an attempt to cross the road on Sunday night.

He was going to procure food for his daughter when the accident occurred.

In an other accident, Vijayakumar (30) of Walajapet died on the spot when a tipper lorry hit his vehicle from the rear near Ramapuram in Kaveripakkam police station limits on the Chennai-Bangalore National Highway on Sunday.

He was returning home after visiting his pregnant wife who was staying in her maternal place in Kancheepuram.