A young man died in a road accident in T. Nagar early on Thursday after a motorcycle on which he was riding pillion skidded. Pondy Bazaar traffic police identified the deceased as Karthik (22), a native of Salem, who was pursuing MBA at a private institute in Teynampet. The accident took place at 2.30 a.m. when Karthik and his classmate Ricky Rayen (23) were riding the bike. Rayen lost balance near the Rangarajapuram Bridge and the two fell on the road. Karthik suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot. Rayen was admitted to a private hospital in Teynampet, police said.