CHENNAI: Two persons were killed and 15 others injured when a TNSTC bus collided with a truck near Acharapakkam on the GST Road in the wee hours of Sunday. Police suspect the bus driver failed to notice the truck moving ahead and rammed it. The bus got smashed in the impact and a portion of it was torn in collision with the iron plates being transported in the truck.
While the bus conductor N Dhavamani (56) and a woman passenger, R Karpagam (24) were crushed to death on the spot, 15 others suffered severe injuries. The Kumbakonam-headed bus had begun its journey from Koyambedu bus terminus in the wee hours of Sunday and was moving near Thozipedu with 45 passengers around 3.30 am when the accident took place.
“Apparently, the bus driver did not notice the truck at all. It collided with the truck when moving at high speed, completely damaging a portion of the bus,” said a police officer.
Out of the 45 passengers, 15 suffered severe injuries requiring hospitalisation. Bus driver A Murugesan escaped with injuries. The Acharapakkam police have registered a case.
Meanwhile, a youth was killed and four others injured when a car hit a lorry near Thanjavur on Saturday.
According to police, a group of youth from Thanjavur were returning from Tiruchy on Saturday. When their car was proceeding along Vallam-Thanjavur road, it hit a lorry from behind. In the accident, K Subash (19) of Elango street in Abiramapuram was killed on the spot.