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Two killed in accidents on bypass road near Tambaram

MANGLED REMAINs: The vehicle which was hit by a container lorry on Chennai Bypass near Tambaram on Saturday.

MANGLED REMAINs: The vehicle which was hit by a container lorry on Chennai Bypass near Tambaram on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: A.Muralitharan

Staff Reporter

Overspeeding and rash driving have caused several accidents

TAMBARAM: Two persons were killed in separate accidents on Chennai Bypass near Tambaram on Saturday.

In the first accident that took place around 1 a.m., a Toyota Qualis was involved in a head-on collision with a container lorry near Anakaputhur. A. Viswanathan (40) and three others were injured in the accident. They were returning to Aminjikarai in the city after visiting Tiruvannamalai. Noticing the accident, a motorist informed personnel on duty in a Highway Patrol vehicle. An ambulance was rushed to the spot and the injured were taken to a hospital in Tambaram, where Viswanathan was pronounced dead on arrival.

The rest were admitted in a private hospital in Porur, where they were undergoing treatment, police said. Viswanathan was a real estate dealer. Sometime later, a youth was killed on the spot in a hit-and-run incident when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a speeding lorry.

S. Udaya Kumar (26) of Guduvanchery was riding a motorcycle with a friend on the pillion, when the lorry hit the vehicle near Shankar Nagar. The heavy vehicle did not stop, police said. The pillion-rider was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Tambaram.

The 19-km-long Chennai Bypass connects Grand Southern Trunk Road (National Highway 45) at Irumbuliyur near Tambaram and Bangalore Highway (National Highway 4) at Maduravoyal. Widening of the road is in progress. Overspeeding and rash driving have consumed the lives of several motorists, making it one of the most dreaded stretches in Chennai and nearby areas.

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