CHENNAI: Two boys, aged 18 were involved in a freak accident on Basin bridge during the early hours of Monday in which one of them died and the other sustained grievous injuries.
The two-wheeler they were riding hit the parapet wall of the bridge and the duo were thrown beneath onto the tracks, 20 feet below. One of the boys, A Mohammed Adil (18) was killed by a train that ran over him while his co-rider, Gautham broke his leg, police said.
The incident happened around 1.30 am when the boys were riding towards Vyasarpadi to buy some food. The two had completed class 12 and were working part-time in a Kulfi manufacturing unit in Kondithope run by Gautham’s elder brother, police said.Gautham was riding the bike while Mohammed was on the pillion.
While negotiating the turn on the bridge, Gautam had hit the parapet wall and both of them were thrown off the bridge. “Initially, they hit the branch of a tree and then fell down.
Their fall coincided with a passing suburban electric train towards Arakkonam,” a police officer said. Mohammed was killed on the spot while his friend fell beside the tracks and broke his leg.
Traffic personnel on duty in the area rushed to the scene on hearing Gautham’s cries and moved him to the Government Stanley Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment. Mohammed’s body was moved to the same hospital for autopsy.
“The boy claims a car hit their bike after which he lost control,” say the police..