Locals Blame Cops as 89-yr-old Loses Legs in Accident

Published: 24th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2015 04:34 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: An 89-year-old woman lost both her legs when she allegedly came under the wheels of a rashly-driven police van, near Somangalam in Kancheepuram district on Friday.

Though the locals claimed that Seethammal (89) was run over by a speeding police van, the personnel at the Somangalam police station maintained that an unidentified vehicle had hit the elderly woman.

According to the residents, Seethammal was crossing a road at Mettur near Somangalam around 8 am when a speeding police van hit her. She fell down and came under the wheels of the vehicle. “As she was writhing in pain, the police personnel in the van took her to a nearby PHC. After first aid, she was referred to the Stanley Government Hospital,” said a resident.

Doctors at the Stanley Hospital said that Seethammal had suffered fractures on both her legs and she might never walk again.

When contacted, a personnel at the Somangalam police station told Express, “We have not received any information about the accident. We just received a word from the hospital that an unidentified vehicle was involved in an accident. No other detail is known yet.”

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