CHENNAI: A 49-year-old assistant manager of a nationalised bank and a 24-year-old BPO employee died in different accidents in the city on Saturday while a 23-year-old woman colleague of the BPO employee is battling for her life at a specialty hospital.
Police said that Ashok (24), a resident of Ayanavaram employed with an IT firm at Velachery, and his colleague Kavya (23),a native of Coimbatore and currently living in a flat at Medavakkam, were riding a two-wheeler when the mishap occurred.
The duo was riding on the East Coast Road and was negotiating a curve near Kanathur when an unknown vehicle knocked them down and sped away around 4.30 am.
Under the impact, Ashok sustained fractures in both the legs and another grievous injury in the chest while Kavya, who was thrown off the vehicle, also suffered grievous injuries.
Passersby rushed the two to a specialty hospital at Teynampet where Ashok succumbed to injuries. Kavya is still under treatment. Her condition is said to be stable.
Ashok had told the police that a speeding car hit them while they were going home after night shift. He could not provide the registration number.
In another incident reported around 9.30 am, Sivasundaram, 49, an assistant manager in SBI branch at MKB Nagar, died after his two-wheeler skidded on Lattice Bridge (LB) Road in Indra Nagar, Adyar, when he tried to avoid hitting a jaywalker crossing the road through a gap in the median.
The Adyar Traffic Investigation Wing has registered cases and are investigating.