Three road accidents take away five lives in Chennai, Chengalpattu

In Adyar, an unidentified elderly man in his mid 60s was knocked down by a speeding van.

Published: 10th September 2023 06:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2023 06:15 AM   |  A+A-

road accident

Express illustration

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Five people died in three accidents in Chennai and Chengalpattu on Friday and Saturday. Four people were killed and one injured after their car collided with a van on the Chennai - Trichy National Highway on Friday night. The deceased were identified as Purushothaman, Sakthivel, Gurumoorthy and Poovarasan - all from Madurantakam. Venkatesan was admitted with serious injuries, said the police.

On Friday night, they hired a taxi which was driven by Purushothaman and was going to Chennai, said the police. “When the vehicle was on Chennai-Trichy National Highway, another van carrying staff to a private company was going towards Madurantakam. The two vehicles collided while overtaking,” said a police officer. The deceased were taken to the Chengalpattu Government Hospital for postmortem. Six people in the van also suffered injuries.

In Chennai, a 22-year-old man who took a U-turn while riding triples died in a road accident in the wee hours of Saturday. The deceased Sundar, 22, from Pallikaranai was riding a motorbike while his friends Shankar, 21 and Rashid, 22, were riding pillion. On Saturday, around 1:30 a.m., Sundar took a U-turn at the Medavakkam flyover when a truck in the opposite direction rammed into the motorbike. In the impact, Sundar was thrown away and died on the spot. The Pallikaranai traffic police registered a case and sent the body for postmortem to the Chromepet GH.

In Adyar, an unidentified elderly man in his mid-60s was knocked down by a speeding van. The elderly man was crossing the LB Road when a speeding van knocked down the man and ran over. He died on the spot. The Adyar traffic police have registered a case.

Follow The New Indian Express channel on WhatsApp


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp