Woman dodging cops falls, leg crushed under lorry

A 24-year-old woman lost control of her two-wheeler and fell down while trying to dodge a police team on vehicle check, and had a container lorry running over one of her legs.
Woman dodging cops falls, leg crushed under lorry


The incident at Sholavaram on Friday evening triggered a protest, in which a Home Guard’s bike was set ablaze by the local public.
K Priya, a resident of Solai Amman Nagar in Sholavaram, was on her way home when she spotted the police team on vehicle check near the police booth at Gandhi Nagar, about two km away from Red Hills on Red Hills-Tiruvallur State Highway. Priya was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

Witnesses said the woman panicked when one of the policemen suddenly jumped in front of her vehicle to stop her. Due to this, she lost control of the bike and fell down. There was a container lorry that was closely following her, which hit her bike and ran over on her right leg, sources said.

Two held for torching Home Guard’s bike 
Enraged at the incident in which a 24-year-old lost control of her two-wheeler after a police team on vehicle check jumped in front of it to stop her at T junction in Gandhi Nagar in Sholavaram, the local residents and villagers torched the bike belonging to a Tamil Nadu Home Guard personnel who was part of the vehicle check team.
They also damaged the windshield of the container lorry that ran over her leg after she fell down. Police said the condition of the girl, K Priya, now undergoing treatment at a hospital, is stable.
According to the police, a team of three sub-inspectors of police, three constables and one home guard official attached to Sholavaram police station, were conducting routine vehicle check at the Gandhi Nagar police out-post to crack down on motorists found violating traffic rules.
Senior Tiruvallur district police officers who visited the spot claimed that the accident took place nearly 10 metres away from where the police were conducting the check. Police noted that it was not clear how the accident happened, adding that it could have happened when she tried to avoid the police. Two persons who set the bike on fire were detained. 

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