CHENNAI: Three persons, including a Class XII student, were killed in two separate accidents reported in Gummidipoondi in Tiruvallur district, here on Monday. Police said coal-laden lorries were involved in both accidents.
In the first incident, M Saravanan (18) of Gummidipoondi, died when the pick-up van in which he was travelling rammed a stationary lorry on Grand Northern Trunk Road. The lorry laden with coal was parked in a haphazard manner at Peruvayal near Gummidipoondi. Saravanan died on the spot, while his friend M Pradeep Kumar (21) sustained minor injuries. Police said the lorry did not have proper reflectors on its rear and most of the stickers were smudged by the coal particles. Pradeep Kumar is undergoing treatment at the Government Stanley Hospital.
In the other accident, a sedan heading to Gummidipoondi from Chennai on Sunday night rammed a coal-laden lorry that switched lanes without indication.
Police said S Dilip Kumar Jain (26), a pawn broker running business in the Gummidipoondi bazaar, and his driver Yuvraj (30), a resident of Samy Reddy Kandigai, were returning from Chennai when the driver of the lorry ahead of them suddenly switched lane on the Chinnambedu junction bridge without indication. Dilip, who was at the wheel, rammed into the lorry. Both he and the driver died on the spot. Kavarapet outpost police from moved the bodies to a hospital for autopsy.