Two killed in Chengalpet road mishap

Published: 13th April 2013 08:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2013 08:06 AM   |  A+A-

A 62-year-old retired employee of SPIC and a 32-year-old owner of a private computer centre were killed in a road mishap involving a car, a two-wheeler and a stationary lorry on GST road near Chengalpet, on Thursday evening.

According to the police, Vijayanand, a resident of Kilpauk and a retired SPIC employee, was driving his car from Palayamkottai to Chennai when the accident took place.

His wife Vinothini and daughter Catherine were travelling with him. Udayakumar (32), of Thiruthery of Singaperumal Koil and proprietor of a computer centre, was riding towards Chennai on GST road on his two-wheeler. As the car neared Hanumandapuram junction, it rammed the two-wheeler which allegedly switched lanes suddenly.

Vijayanand lost control of the vehicle on impact and rammed a stationary lorry’s on the road.

Vijayanand and Udayakumar were seriously injured and were taken to Chengalpet Government Hospital where Vijayanand was declared dead on arrival. Udayakumar did not respond to the treatment and later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Both Vinothini and Catherine were shifted to a private hospital in Chennai after being administered first-aid at Chengalpet. A case was registered and further investigation is on.

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