Chennai’s East Coast Road has in the past gained a notorious reputation of being a killer highway.

 CCTV captures shocking crash of two bikes driving in wrong direction on ECR two killedScreenshot
news Accident Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:57

In a horrific accident that was captured on a CCTV camera, two people were killed after two motorcycles collided near Chennai’s VGP Golden Beach Resort on ECR road on Wednesday.

The video shows a two-wheeler cutting across the road, only to be hit by another motorcycle, which then went under the wheels of a TNSTC bus. Both the two-wheelers were riding on the wrong side of the road.  

The deceased are Sajan (20) and Lokesh, (22), who are residents of Injambakkam. They were heading towards Chennai.

Those on the other two-wheeler, who were heading to Mahabalipuram, suffered minor injuries. The rider was identified Vignesh, a resident of Neelankarai.  

A traffic police constable told The News Minute that a case has been filed against five people, Sajan, Lokesh, Vignesh, his pillion rider and the TNSTC driver Bhaktachalam. “A case has been filed against the bus driver because he exceeded the speed limit, he was supposed to drive at 40km/hr but he was driving at 60km/hr,” he said.   

The CCTV footage of the accident was released by the police on the social media.

Here is the video:

 

Chennai’s East Coast Road has in the past gained a notorious reputation of being a killer highway with vehicles often exceeding the speed limit. In February, three people died in two different accidents.  

A biker died and his pillion rider were seriously injured after the two-wheeler rammed into an TNSTC bus near Mamallapuram. The deceased, Srivatsa Srinivasan, (27), a resident of Villivakkam, was racing with another motorcycle when the accident happened. In the second accident, two motorcycler riders died after their motorcycle collided into a state-run bus coming from Chidambaram to Chennai. The deceased were Ashok, (25) and A Deena, (25), reported The Times of India.

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