Motorist grievously hurt after highway signboard falls on GST road

Police sources said that the incident happened around 3 pm. According to sources, a MTC bus (route no. 70 V) hit the iron pillar on GST road towards Guindy which led to the accident.
Signboard collapsed near Alandur Metro station
Signboard collapsed near Alandur Metro station

CHENNAI: A motorist is in serious condition and five others were injured after a huge sign board of highways department spanning across the GST road fell after a MTC bus rammed onto the pillar holding the sign board near Alandur Metro station on Sunday evening.

Police sources said that the incident happened around 3 pm. According to sources, a MTC bus (route no. 70 V) hit the iron pillar on GST road towards Guindy which led to the accident.

The sign board fell on a two-wheeler, a load van and an autorickshaw, crushing the occupants on the two-wheeler. One person, identified as Shanmugasundaram (30) of Tondiarpet is grievously injured in the accident and is said to be in a serious condition.

The load van toppled and the driver, A Sathyanarayanan suffered injuries. Traffic was affected on GST road for two hours because of the accident. The driver of the MTC bus, Raghunathan has been secured by the police.

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