Share auto hits man, walking on pavement
Chennai: A vehicle transporting women fell into an eight feet pit after running over an elderly man at Pallavaram this morning. The maxi cab was picking up women who worked for an export company at Thiruneermalai.
Around 8.30 am, the vehicle was on the Pallaikaranai-Thiruneermalai stretch with around 10 women passengers, the police said. When the vehicle was trying to overtake a four-wheeler, it accidentally hit Loganathan (50) who was walking on the pavement.
After hitting Loganathan, the driver lost control of the cab, making the vehicle plunge into an eight feet pit. Four of the women who suffered injuries were rushed to Chrompet Government Hospital.
Loganathan, working as a coolie, was first taken to Chrompet Government Hospital later referred to Madras Medical College. Driver Udayakumar fled from the spot after the accident.