Close Shave for Three After Car Rams lorry taking U-turn on National Highway

Published: 01st August 2015 05:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2015 05:13 AM   |  A+A-


VELLORE:Three persons travelling in a car were injured after the vehicle rammed into a lorry near Perumugai village on NH 46 on Friday.

Perumugai residents said such accidents have become almost a daily occurrence due of the absence of sign boards to indicate a U-turn on the stretch and illegal openings on the road. They demanded that a signboard indicating the presence of a U-turn be put up immediately to alert commuters.

In Friday’s incident, a lorry was entering the NH from Auto Nagar and taking a U-turn towards Vellore, where the car was also headed. Unaware of the U-turn, the car driver rammed into the lorry and the vehicle got trapped under the lorry. Villagers pulled out the occupants by breaking the rear windshield.

“Such accidents can be averted only if a signboard about the U-turn is put up on the stretch,” a resident said. But this is not the only problem the villagers are facing. They complained that pedestrian crossing are not available on the NH near the village. Two villagers were killed while crossing the stretch in the last one month, they pointed out.

A resident said that until a year ago there was a pedestrian passage on the stretch. “But authorities failed to extend the passage when the construction of the six-lane road was taken up on the NH. As a result, the subway is unusable,” he added.

When contacted, authorities claimed villagers were breaking open the median in order to cross the NH, resulting in accidents.


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