Two persons were killed after a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) town bus hit the motorcycle they were riding near Bikshandar temple bus stop on the outskirts of the city.
Tollgate police have registered a case against the TNSTC bus driver Jothirajan and arrested him for rash and negligent driving.
Two buses collide: 2 serious
The police said that the accident occurred when a private bus was proceeding to Cuddalore from Puducherry and another enroute to Puducherry from Cuddalore.
The bus drivers Muralidharan and Desingan sustained serious injures besides 23 male and 15 female passengers got injured. The Kirumambakkam police swung into action and shifted all the 38 passengers and two drivers to a nearby private medical college where they are undergoing treatment. The vehicular traffic on the Cuddalore road was affected for a while after an hour. Later, the police removed the two buses from the road by using crane. The Kirumambakkam police registered a case and are investigating.