An accident near the Marina beach in the city left three persons- two college students and a traffic policeman- injured.
According to sources, Mohit (19) from Choolaimedu and Buvan Gupta (19) from Kellys, who are studying B.Sc at DG Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, were returning from a photo shoot in Besant Nagar.
Near the Marina Lighthouse, policeman Shyam Wesley Das, who noticed that the two were riding without helmets, intercepted them.
However, the boys lost balance and fell, with Mohit sustaining a head injury. Das too was injured in his leg.
The boys are admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in Mylapore, while the constable is at a private hospital in Porur, sources added.
“My brother and his friends were on their way back from the beach when the incident happened. He lost balance while trying to avoid hitting the constable,” said Mohit’s brother.
The incident triggered tension in the area after the public alleged that the police personnel should have acted more responsibly.