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Video: Five people die as speeding SUV rams into two-wheeler in Tamil Nadu's Madurai

Apr 10, 2024 05:55 PM IST

The accident occurred when an SUV hit a two-wheeler and dragged it across the road to the other side over the Virudhunagar-Madurai highway.

At least five people were killed, which included four members of one family, in an accident in Villapuram in Tamil Nadu's Madurai early on Wednesday.

A CCTV footage of the accident, posted by ANI, showed a speeding SUV ramming into a two-wheeler at Sivarakottai. (Screengrab)
A CCTV footage of the accident, posted by ANI, showed a speeding SUV ramming into a two-wheeler at Sivarakottai. (Screengrab)

The accident occurred when an SUV hit a two-wheeler and dragged it across the road to the other side over the Virudhunagar-Madurai highway.

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Speaking to ANI, Madurai district Superintendent of Police Arvind said, “Five people, including four members of the same family from Madurai's Villapuram, were killed when a speeding SUV collided with a moped at Sivarakottai near Tirumangalam on the Virudhunagar-Madurai highway.”

He added, “The incident took place when a speeding SUV collided with a moped at Sivarakottai near Tirumangalam on the Virudhunagar-Madurai highway.”

A CCTV footage of the accident, posted by ANI, showed a speeding SUV ramming into a two-wheeler at Sivarakottai, dragging it across the road through the divider and then hitting another two-wheeler on the four-lane highway.

The car's driver, heading towards Thalavaipuram, tried to avoid colliding with the two-wheeler rider, who was a fruit seller, PTI reported. The police said, “Due to the impact of applying the brakes all of a sudden, the car went out of control, hit the fruit seller, crashed onto a median and got tossed onto the adjoining lane.”

Four individuals travelling in the car, identified as Kanakavel (62), his wife Krishnakumari (58), his daughter-in-law Nagajyoti (28), and his eight-year-old grandson, died on the spot. Additionally, the fruit seller, later identified as Pandi (55), also succumbed to his injuries, according to the police.

The police have also registered a case, PTI reported.

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