AIADMK worker and his friend die as car hits two-wheeler
CHENNAI: Two people died after a two-wheeler they were travelling on collided with a car on the Maduravoyal-Minjur Road near Chennai on Saturday.
Police identified the deceased as Gopal, 65, a resident of Vilangadupakkam near Red Hills, and his close friend Thangaraj, 60, of Arumandai near Cholavaram.
Police said Gopal was an AIADMK worker and Thangaraj was running a teashop in his village.
They were going to Red Hills from Cholavaram when the accident happened at Kokkumedu. When the car hit the two-wheeler, they fell on the road and suffered severe head injuries.
They were rushed to Stanley Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Thangaraj dead on arrival. Gopal died later.
Police launched a hunt for the car driver, who escaped from the accident spot after abandoning the vehicle.