Sunday , December 4 2016

Tipper Lorry Crashes in Chennai Through Flyover Parapet into Service Lane

A tipper lorry came crashing down from Anna flyover from a height of nearly 4 metres, crushing the three mini-pickups parked in the service lane after breaking the parapet wall, during the small hours of Tuesday.

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The broken parapet wall of the Anna flyover after the tipper lorry nosedived into the service lane below on Tuesday.

Though a lorry driver – Manikandan, (24), of Tambaram, was injured, no other casualties were reported.

Chennai: A tipper lorry came crashing down from Anna flyover from a height of nearly 4 metres, crushing the three mini-pickups parked in the service lane after breaking the parapet wall, during the small hours of Tuesday. However, the lorry driver – Manikandan, (24), of Tambaram was injured, no other victims were reported.

Manikandan had dozed off at a wheel while taking the vehicle to Chromepet. The lorry driver had delivered a load of stones to a site in the Thiruvottiyur and was on his way to reload when the mishap have occurred.

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All three pickup vehicles crushed in an incident belong to a timber shop parked in the service lane.  A CCTV grab which the City Police get into showcased a fortunate autorickshaw passed by the spot where the lorry nose-dived, escaped being trapped by the  whisker. The autorickshaw driver identified as Ravikumar, rescued the lorry driver and was rushed him to Government Royapettah Hospital with the help of 108 services, and cops.

Ravikumar narrated that his harrowing experience to media. “I entered the service lane after I dropped my customer at Park Hotel. A loud crashing noise of overhead triggered me to drive the auto faster. In a fraction, a portion of concrete fell on the passenger seat of my vehicle, damaging the roof. I pulled over and ran for my safety. I saw a lorry crashing down on the vehicles parked on a service lane,” he said.

The vehicle was removed to facilitate the traffic later in the morning. Pondy Bazaar traffic police had registered a case under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), and the 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.

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