CHENNAIIn a tragic incident, a two-and-a-half-year old girl, who came out of home to see off her sister to school, was allegedly run over by a school van near Medavakkam on Tuesday morning.
The deceased, Samiksha, daughter of Sudhakaran of Vembuliamman Koil Street in Gowrivakkam, was waiting when her elder sister, Tataksha (6), was boarding the school van at around 8.50 am. “When the van door was closed, Samiksha ran in front of the vehicle, which was neither noticed by the van driver nor her mother, Eswari. The little girl was fatally knocked down by the van,” police said.
Tension prevailed in the area following the incident and neighbours attacked the driver who managed to flee the scene.
Police said while Sudakaran works in a private company, Eswari is a home marker. According to police, the school had arranged the van to pick up students, but were not in charge of the vehicle. A case has been registered by Chrompet Traffic police and a search is on for the driver.
MTC bus runs amok, injures 5
Five persons were injured when an MTC bus ran amok at a traffic signal on the GST road on Tuesday morning.
The bus (route number 21G), plying from Tambaram to Broadway and driven by Parthasarthy (35) lost control at Gandhi Road junction. It rammed into at least nine vehicles waiting at the signal. Before coming to a halt, it rammed into six two wheelers, a car and two mini vans.
Police suspect that brake failure could have caused the accident. The injured - Sathish, Murali, Ashok, Shankar and Manikandanan, all office goers- are undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
Traffic came to a standstill for nearly an hour following this as vehicles piled up on the entire stretch.
A case has been registered by the Chrompet traffic investigation wing and further investigations are on.
Student dies in road accident
A 20-year-old college student died when a van hit the motorcycle he was travelling on near Thiruporur on Monday night.
The deceased was identified as B Wilson who was pursuing under graduation in a government college on ECR. “On Monday night, he was returning home on his two wheeler. When he reached Manamathi, a van coming in the opposite direction rammed the two-wheeler head-on killing him on the spot,” a police official said.
Thiruporur police have registered a case. A hunt is on for the van driver.