As many as eight people, including four of a family, were killed in three different accidents in Tiruvallur and Chennai on Thursday night and Friday morning.
With Yashwanth, his wife Anuselvi (28), their son Riyancheri (8), Yashwanth’s sister Vijayalakshmi (34), her children Rithvika (12) and Namitha (14) had also travelled to Chennai. Around 3 am on Friday, after dropping his parents, Yashwanth was returning to Ongole. When the car was near Gummidipoondi on the Chennai-Kolkata National Highway, a truck carrying milk made a sudden stop and the car rammed the truck. In the impact, Yashwanth and Rithvika suffered injuries, while all the others died on the spot. The Gummidipoondi police registered a case and sent the bodies for post-mortem examination.
In another mishap in Ponneri, two men — Sathish Kumar (25) and his friend Guansekharan (29) — travelling on a bike died after their vehicle collided with a truck laden with coal. Sathish was traveling to Ponneri to drop Gunasekaran, who works with him in the thermal power plant in Minjur, when the mishap happened. The Ponneri police registered a case.
In the third accident, two of three friends riding triples died after their bike hit a wall at Avadi on Thursday night. According to the police, Pradeep, Siva and Manikandan from Red Hills were traveling to Avadi along Vandalur-Minjur 400 feet Outer Ring Road on Thursday night. While Siva was driving, Pradeep and Manikandan were riding pillion.
When they were at Palavedu in Avadi, Siva lost control of the motorbike and ran into a roadside wall after. In the impact, Siva and Pradeep died on the spot while Manikandan escaped with minor injuries, the Poonamallee Traffic police said.