A woman and her eight-year-old son were fatally knocked down by a speeding MUV while crossing the GST Road at Tambaram Sanatorium on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Alamelu (40) and her son Veeramani , natives of Perambalur district. Police said Veeramani had been suffering from chest infection and Alamelu was taking the child to the GH of Thoracic Medicine when the accident took place. “They were crossing the road in front of the hospital at 6 am when an MUV driven by one Kannan hit them, throwing them a few metres away,” police said.
Alamelu‘s relative Maruthamuthu, who was also with her, had crossed the road quickly. But Alamelu, who was following him, could not walk fast as she was with Veeramani.
“The MUV driver was apparently speeding as the road was free of traffic. He was ferrying employees of a company located nearby. On seeing the woman crossing the road, he was not able to halt the vehicle immediately,” police said. The Tambaram Traffic Investigation Wing police registered a case and booked Kannan.
Cop Killed in Mishap
A police constable was killed on the spot near Thirumangalam when a TNSTC rescue vehicle rammed the motorcycle he was riding, on Monday night. The deceased, Ranjith (24), was attached to the 3rd battalion of TN Special Police, Veerapuram, Avadi. Police said he was near Padi on way to a relatives house in Mogappair.