Chennai: Sick driver at wheels knocks down cyclist

Rao's blood sugar levels had reportedly dropped while driving, which led to his losing control of the vehicle, resulting in the accident, police said.

Chennai: A 42-year-old man on a bicycle was killed after a trailing SUV hit him from behind near Anna Nagar on Monday evening. Police said that the car was being driven by a retired Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official, Hanumanth Rao (70). Rao’s blood sugar levels had reportedly dropped while driving, which led to his losing control of the vehicle, resulting in the accident, police said.

The deceased was identified as Mothi, an electrician and a resident of T P Chattiram. He was riding his bicycle along Halls road when the accident happened around 1 pm, police said. Preliminary investigations revealed that Rao, who has been a diabetic for the past two decades, forgot to take his dose of insulin in the morning leading to a drop in his blood sugar levels.

The car hit the bicycle and ran over the man before hitting the sidewalk coming to a halt. Passersby rushed to the rescue and moved both the cyclist and the car driver to the hospital. The cyclist was declared brought dead at the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital while the septuagenarian is undergoing treatment.
The car was registered in the name of Rao’s son, Srinivasan, a doctor, police said. The deceased is survived by his wife and two school going children. A case has been registered and further investigations are on.

Teenager on bike kills woman

A minor boy speeding on his two-wheeler mowed down two women crossing the road near Dr Radhakrishnan Salai in Mylapore on Sunday night, killing one of them. Police arrested the boy aged 16 and seized the motorbike he was riding.
The victim was identified as B Meena (55) of Ambedkar Nagar in Mylapore.

Meena, along with E Yeshodha (68) of the same locality, was returning home from work when the two met with the accident around 7 30 pm, police said. The women were employed at an advocate’s residence in Mylapore.

On Sunday night, they were waiting at the signal near CSI Kalyani hospital to cross the road when a speeding motorbike mowed the duo down. Meena who suffered grievous injuries died a few hours after the accident. Yeshodha is undergoing treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, police said.

There were two boys on the bike and passerby managed to chase their bike and catch them, police sources said. “The boys were riding towards Marina beach.

They were not under the influence of alcohol,” a senior police officer told DC. The officer also brushed aside the possibility of bike racing leading to the accident and said it was an isolated case of over speeding. Meena is survived by her husband, Balakrishnan, a security guard at a private bank and four children.
The Adyar Traffic investigation wing booked cases against the teenage rider under sections of IPC including 279 (Rash driving), 304 (a) ( Causing death by negligence). He was sent to a juvenile home.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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