An LKG girl student riding pillion on a bicycle pedalled by her mother was killed after a truck rammed the bicycle and she was thrown on the road at Villivakkam.
Five-year-old M Saraswati suffered head injury and died on the spot in front of her mother M Chandra, who escaped with injuries.
A resident of Annai Sathya Nagar in Villivakkam, Chandra usually used to drop the child at a private school on Thirumanagalam Road on her bicycle. On Saturday, when she was taking a turn at the Nadhamuni junction, a concrete-mixer truck hit the bicycle from behind, a police official said.
“While Chandra fell on the mud on the roadside, the girl fell on the other side,” said an investigating officer. Police said the fault was on the truck driver as he had violated the peak hour traffic restrictions on heavy vehicles and had also driven the vehicle rashly in the turning leading to the accident.
The accident took place around 9.30 am. The girl’s father Murugan was a car driver. The locals rushed the girl to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.
Even as the angry locals surrounded the truck and halted it, its driver managed to escape; the Traffic Investigation Wing launched a search for him.