CHENNAI: A three-year-old boy was killed when a rashly driven tipper lorry knocked down a two-wheeler that was being driven by a 17-year-old.
The accident took place at IIT Colony, Pallikaranai around 10 pm on Thursday and the youth is battling for life in a private multi-speciality hospital after suffering serious head injuries.
Police said the youth Selva Ganesh, a class XII student in Thanjavur, had come to visit his relative Sriram Kumar at VGP Shanthi Nagar in Pallikaranai. On Thursday night, when Ganesh took out his relative’s bike to go to a nearby shop, the child Ruthvi insisted on going with him. Ganesh seated the child on the petrol tank and took off.
“The boy did not have a licence as he was 17-years old. As it was a residential area, the family allowed him to ride the bike,” police said.
The bike was moving on 1st Main Road and crossing the Arumuga Nagar junction when a tipper lorry coming from the adjoining street rammed it. In the impact, both were thrown on the road and the child died on the spot. “The boy suffered injuries on his head and face. He was admitted in a nearby hospital and later shifted to a multi-speciality hospital,” said a police officer.
Police have booked the lorry driver Selva Lingam for rash and negligent driving.
Ganja Peddler Dies
An unidentified youth in his twenties, who tried to get off a moving EMU near Korukkupet succumbed to injuries on Friday.
Police said the youth tried to get down from a Chennai-bound EMU when it slowed down at a signal near Korukkupet, but was caught under its wheels.
His bag contained 2 kg ganja and he was suspected to have gotten off the train to evade cops. A case was registered and efforts are on to establish his identity.