Alandur signage accident: TN govt announces solatium

He was immediately admitted to the Royapettah Government Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Signboard victim Shanmugasundaram
Signboard victim Shanmugasundaram

CHENNAI: CHENNAI: The 30-year-old motorist, who succumbed to injuries after a signboard fell on him on GST Road near Alandur Metro Station, was planning to leave to his native village in Pudukottai for the ear-piercing ceremony of his second child.

Shanmugasundaram, the victim, was on his way from Pallavaram towards Guindy on a two-wheeler on Sunday evening, when the Highway signboard fell down after a MTC bus hit the iron pillar. Coming under the gantry holding the board, he suffered grievous head injuries and died early on Monday.

Hailing from a village near Thirumayam, Shanmugasundaram was working at a private ice-cream manufacturing company in the city for the last two years, a relative told DT Next. His family, including wife Radhika and 2 kid in the village, while he stayed alone in the city.

“Just an hour before the accident, he spoke to his wife about the preparations for the ear-piercing ceremony. He was to leave to the village in the coming days after getting salary,” said his relative, who came to Chennai to take the body back.

On Sunday evening, the victim was on his way towards Guindy when the signboard fell down after a MTC bus hit the iron pillar.

State Transport Minister SS Sivasankar on Monday handed over Rs 3 lakh to the victim’s family. Meanwhile, AIADMK leader OPS asked the government to provide Rs 25 lakh to the family. .

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