CHENNAI: An MTC bus ran amok crashing into parked vehicles at the traffic signal below the Anna Flyover injuring two persons, including a father who was taking his daughter to college on Thursday morning.
According to police, bus number 24-C plying from Ice House to Avadi was carrying around 40 passengers. At around 8.30 am when the bus was on Anna Salai it lost control and ran into a bike and then hit another car before coming to a halt.
The biker who was knocked over from behind was identified as Ragavendran Achari, 53, a resident of VM Street in Royapettah. Achari suffered a fracture in his right leg from the fall that ensued. He was accompanied by his daughter R Iswaryah, who also fell off the bike but managed to escape with minor injuries. Police said Ragavendra was taking his daughter to drop her at her college in Kodambakkam. They were sent to the Government General Hospital for treatment.
The Pondy Bazaar traffic investigation police have registered a case under the IPC Sections 279 and 337 (Rash and negligent driving) against the bus driver P S Arumugam.
The accident in addition to occurring in an area of the city that connects all major locations also occurred during peak traffic hours causing traffic to stall for about one hour affecting office goers and school students.