A day after Chennai racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife died in a road accident in their BMW, two women who were sleeping in a mini-truck parked on the roadside were injured after an Audi rammed into the vehicle, reports The New Indian Express.
The accident reportedly took place near the Central Railway station on Sunday morning. Sixty-year-old Yellaiammal and her 38-year-old daughter Vasanti, who are both platform dwellers, were sleeping in the mini-truck that parked on the sides of the Wall Tax road near the railway station. Around 5.30 am, 24-year-old Vignesh, who was driving the Audi, allegedly lost control of the car and collided with multiple vehicles on the roadside.
According to TNIE report, Vignesh, who is a resident of Kolathur was returning after dropping off his sister at Balaji Medical College and Hospital at Chrompet. She had an early morning class that began at 5am.
The two women who were injured, are currently undergoing treatment at Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital. The Elephant Gate traffic investigation wing has reportedly registered a case and Vignesh has been remanded in judicial custody
The incident comes shortly after the BMW in which racer Ashwin and his wife were travelling in caught fire. Police suspect that the car which was allegedly speeding, hit a road bump and spun out of control. The luxury car then abruptly broke into flames. The flames rose more than 10 feet and Ashwin and his wife were not able to prise open the doors of the twin-seater car.