Six persons of two families, including a 12-year-old boy died in separate mishaps in Erode and Salem districts on Wednesday.
A speeding lorry rammed their two-wheeler from the rear near Ring Road in Anaikalpalayam. In the impact, the couple and their son were thrown out from the two-wheeler and they succumbed to injuries on the spot.
The driver fled leaving the lorry in the accident spot. Erode Taluk police sent the bodies of the deceased family by ambulance to Erode Government Hospital for post mortem. Police have registered a case and a search is on for the absconding lorry driver. In another incident, P Siva Kumar, 48, his wife Varalakshmi, 40 and their relative Shanthi, 38 were bound to Keeripatti from Thammampatti for a relative’s marriage, when another car heading towards Tiruchy from Malliakarai collided head on around noon. The couple and their relative died on the spot while seven others in another car suffered injuries and have been rushed to a hospital. The Malliakarai police have registered a case and further investigations are on.