CHENNAI: A top official of a Korean-based MNC was killed in a road accident when the car he was traveling in collided head-on with an SETC bus near Chennai-Chengalpattu bypass on Friday morning.
Probir Maiti (52), a native of Kolkata, a top official of KC Cottrell, Seoul-based company, had landed in the city only a few hours before and was reportedly headed to meet a few clients of the company, police said.
Probir had reached the city airport only on Friday morning and had hired a private cab (Innova) to attend two company meetings, one at Tindivanam and another at Chittoor today.
Around 7.45 am as the car he was traveling in reached the Chennai-Chengalpattu Bypass Road a State Transport Corporation bus from Sengottai heading towards Chennai rammed into the car. A senior police officer said the bus driver Ponnudurai (40), who was allegedly over-speeding, lost control of the bus which jumped a central median before colliding head-on with the car coming from the opposite direction.
Probir and the cab driver L Janardhan died on the spot. While four people who sustained injures were rushed to the government hospital where one woman was admitted.
The injured Murugeshwari (31) is undergoing treatment at the Chengalpattu government hospital, while three others have been discharged after treatment.
Police said Janardhan was survived by his wife and two children.
Traffic was affected for more than an hour, and the police had to cut open the car to extricate the bodies. The locals rescued the passengers and alerted the police who rushed to the spot and arrested the bus driver. A case has been registered and further investigations are on.