A woman who was returning home from a temple on Lal Bahadur Shastri Street, Sholingnallur, was run over and her friend seriously injured by a speeding car near Ascendas on Friday morning.

The victim, D. Vijayalakshmi (45) and her friend, Nandini, were taken to a private hospital in Perumbakkam. Vijayalakshmi died on the way, while Nandini is undergoing treatment.

Police said three cars were having a race, and this led to the accident. A two-wheeler rider chased the car and nabbed the driver Veeraraghavaraj. Police said he too had been admitted to hospital as he also sustained injuries. Police have registered a case against the driver.