CHENNAI: A Class 12 boy, riding a bike, was run over by an MTC bus in the busy stretch near the Purasawalkam-Doveton flyover here on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old V Vittal Raj, a student of a private Anglo Indian school at Vepery, was speeding on the bike as he descended from the flyover and attempted to overtake the bus, when the tragic accident took place, police said.
Investigations revealed that the 150 CC Yamaha bike, he was riding on, belonged to his elder brother William, who had bought it recently. “The boy used to borrow bikes from friends in the locality and his brother inspite of being under-aged and not holding a driver’s license ,” a police officer said.
His bike had brushed the side of the MTC bus, when he tried to overtake the bus. “Vittal Raj, who lost control of the bike, was dragged along with the bike for a few meters. The rear wheel of the bus ran over him leading to his on-the-spot death. He was not wearing a helmet also,” a police officer said.