In a horrific road accident in Chennai, two people were killed and one person hospitalised after the bike they were going triples in came under the wheels of a government bus. The accident occurred in Nandanam in the heart of the city around 8.50 am. The bike was driven by 20-year-old Nissan Kola Shiva, and Bhavani and Nagalakshmi were reportedly both riding pillion. While Shiva was wearing a helmet, neither of the women were wearing one.
The accident occurred on Nandanam Highway in the city near the YMCA grounds at 8.50 am. Shiva, Bhavani and Nagalakshmi are engineers working with a private firm in Egmore. CCTV visuals show the bike trying to overtake the MTC bus, which was to its right, and another bike to its left, with little space on either side. Shiva’s bike then hits the other biker, and Shiva then loses balance and falls right under the wheels of the bus. The other biker almost fell from the collision but managed to stay upright.
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The two women died on the spot and an unconscious Shiva was rushed to Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, where he is being treated.
Reports say that all three were engineers working at a private firm in Egmore and were living in Velachery. All three hail from Andhra Pradesh and the bike had an AP registered license plate.
Speaking to TNM, a police officer from Guindy Traffic Station said, “We are yet to find out more details about the deceased. So far no one has come forward claiming to know them. There are no identity cards for us to deduce details from. The man who drove the bike is currently unconscious. We are currently investigating to find out their details. The bike has ‘AP’ registration.”
The driver of the A51 bus, Gunasekharan, is currently in police custody. Further investigations are ongoing.