Two killed during New Year celebrations in the city
Despite the city police taking several steps to prevent accidents on the New Year eve, two persons were killed in different road accidents at T. Nagar and ICF on Saturday night.
According to a senior police officer, the entire city traffic police personnel, numbering around 2,000, were on duty to prevent speeding of vehicles and, thereby, fatalities.
A total of 62 persons were booked for drunk driving.
Murthy, a rickshaw puller, was killed in a hit-and-run case while he was walking near the ICF signal. The 55-year-old resident of Ambedkar Nagar Housing Board was hit by an unidentified four-wheeler when he was crossing the ICF signal at 11.30 p.m.
The Thirumangalam Traffic Investigation wing has filed a case and is on the lookout for the four-wheeler driver. The body was sent to Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital for post-mortem.
In another incident, a 19-year-old youth was killed when he lost control of his two-wheeler and dashed a mini-truck. Murthy, a resident of Velachery, was working as an air-conditioner mechanic. He and his friend Vishnu were returning home after celebrations when the accident occurred on the Mambalam flyover. The victim was not wearing a helmet and was killed on the spot. His friend escaped with minor injuries.
The Pondy Bazaar Traffic Investigation wing filed a case and sent the body to Government Rajiv Gandhi Hospital for post-mortem.