COIMBATORE:Eight persons were killed in separate road accidents in the city on Deepavali day.
Two youth, T Aravintharaj (27) and V Purusothaman (30) from Mettupalayam, who were riding their bike near Karamadai died when a rashly-driven car knocked them down. They died on the spot and police have registered a case against the car driver Saravanan (44) from Kurichi.
In another accident at Karamadai, a 20-year-old youth P Jayanth Nayak from Jharkhand lost control of the bike he was riding and fell down on the road. He died on the way to hospital. In a similar accident at Anamalai, M Poorna Chandran (23) from Sethumadai died after he lost balance and fell off the bike, when a dog crossed the road.
Likewise, a 46-year-old biker R Marimuthu from Vellamadai died at Kalipalayam, when a rashly-driven moped collided with his vehicle.
In the Coimbatore city police limit, a 23-year-old private company employee died on Monday late night. The deceased C Prasanth from Podanur was riding pillion with his friend Chelladurai on Thadagam Road, when the latter lost control and rammed into a fencing wall. Prasanth died on the spot and Chelladurai is unde treatment.
A 40-year-old pedestrian A Seenikathar from Kamarajapuram, Madurai walking on Mettupalayam Road at on Monday night died when an auto ran him down. Seenikathar who sustained head injury died at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.
In a separate incident, a 35-year-old man, R Jayaprakash from Kallumedu near Selvapuram died after ramming his vehicle against a cement pillar on Tuesday noon. He died on the way to the hospital.