Three people were killed and four others were injured when a speeding car rammed into a group of people helping out victims of a separate accident that had taken place on the East Coast Road (ECR) near Mahabalipuram on Sunday.
As per reports, two men, Karthik and Kumar, were travelling on their motorcycle when they were hit by a car on the ECR. Some passers-by rushed to their aid and called for an ambulance.
When the ambulance arrived, the good Samaritans continued to provide assistance to the ambulance staff and the accident victims. However, as they were assisting the ambulance staff, a speeding Honda City car rammed into the crowd of people that had gathered.
Two of the people aiding the victims were killed on the spot. A third person, who was grievously injured, was rushed to Chengalpet Government hospital but succumbed to injuries. Four others, including the ambulance driver, were injured in the incident.
The two deceased have been identified as Hemachandra (26) and Ekamba
The third victimâ€™s identity is not known yet. The four injured have been identified as Kamala Bharathi (who was driving the ambulance), Ajith, Prem Kumar, and Franklin.
The driver of the speeding car has been identified as a minor boy. The moment he rammed into the crowd, the minor fled the scene. He was later apprehended by the police.
A resident of Tiruvanmiyur, the boy is a student of class XII in a private school. He was allegedly on his way to Puducherry when the incident took place.
A case under various sections has been registered against the boyâ€™s father for allowing a minor to drive a car. The boy has been sent to a juvenile home.