A man and an elderly woman were killed and another woman sustained injury after a car driver, who was under the influence of alcohol, mowed them down near Padi bridge at Villivakkam on Friday.
The incident that has been captured on CCTV took place on the Padi Flyover service lane in Villivakkam. The shocking visuals show a red Innova car dangerously swerving into the lane and knocking down one individual near its entrance.
Another woman is knocked over and dragged along while people and dogs in the area run towards the car that drives out of CCTV’s range.
The man behind the wheel was under the influence of alcohol. The Tamil Nadu Police have arrested the driver. The CCTV footage shows a red Innova car taking a sharp turn before mowing down the first man.
Shockingly, the vehicle did not stop for a second and ran over an old lady as well who was standing stunned. The vehicle ran her over too, pulling both the victims along for around 100 feet.
The car was being driven by Devendran (45) of Villivakkkam who is the owner of a travel agency in the city. The deceased has been identified as Madhana Gopal alias Mohan (47) and Sarasa (60), while Adi Lakshmi (50) escaped with injuries.
Meanwhile, two men travelling by car to Villivakkam in Chennai were killed on the spot when the car they were travelling rammed against a lorry in front on the Chennai-Bengaluru highway. The accident took place near Kaveripakkam on Thursday.