One of the victims, Murugeshwari (31) of Villivakkam, was on her way to her relative’s house in Koyambedu along with her husband Prithvirajan, a private firm employee, and their two children on a two-wheeler.
Around 8 pm, when they were passing by the 18th main road in Tirumangalam, Prithvirajan rode the bike into a pothole and lost balance. When all of them fell on the road, a mini truck carrying LPG cylinders ran over Murugeshwari in front of her husband and children. Shocked passers-by rushed Murugheshwari to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, but she was declared brought dead.
Tirumangalam traffic investigation police have registered a case and arrested the truck driver Lakshmanan of Chengalpattu.
In yet another accident on Saturday, a 26-year-old man was knocked down by a garbage truck on Kodungaiyur-Tondiarpet Road. B Kesavan of Ezhil Nagar in Kodungaiyur was on his way to work on his bike when a garbage truck rammed into his two-wheeler at Krishnamoorthy Nagar, killing Kesavan on the spot. Police have launched a hunt for the truck driver.