A vacation with a friend and cousins ended up in a mishap, with one man dead and three others injured on the East Coast Road (ECR) on Saturday. The vehicle smashed into a tree after the driver lost control of the car due to the excess water on the road, according to Times of India
Moreover, three people were stuck in the car for three hours as the windows of the vehicle were jammed. An investigation team from the Adyar traffic wing arrived at the spot and worked hard to open the jammed doors. The police brought in two wrecker vehicles and tied it to the doors of the vehicles and moved it in two different directions, to open the door. But by then, the driver, Damodharan, (27), had passed away and his body was sent to the Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem
The accident happened when Damodharan with three others were returning from Puducherry. Reportedly, the road had excess water due to the rains, because of which, Damodharan lost control of his car and it rammed into a tree.
Damodharan was a resident of Old Washermenpet and got married in April. He was working as a crane operator and had gone to Puducherry with his friend Abhinash and two cousins, Vishali and Kanmani. The injured have been shifted to a private hospital.
The Adyar traffic police wing has filed a complaint under Section 304 of IPC (death due to negligent driving) and the case is under investigation.
On Thursday, a 45-year-old government doctor died after the car he was travelling was hit by an SUV on the East Coast Road. He was to join the medical team in the convoy of the Chief Minister Edapaddi Palanisamy. Dr. Arul Selvam, who was working as assistant professor in Chengalpet government hospital, saw that the CMâ€™s convoy passing and took U-turn when a Renault Duster came speeding hit the car, leaving the doctor dead and his assistant and driver injured, reported Deccan Chronicle.