One dead, 20 hurt in multiple crash near Tiruttani
Chennai : One person died and 20, including women and children, suffered injuries in a multiple collision near Tiruttani on Saturday. A private bus from Madurai carrying nearly 40 devotees hit a car, climbed over a three-ft sidewall and rammed into an auto before coming to a halt near a Murugan temple premises on Sunday. Police said the pilgrims started their journey from Madurai on Friday and reached Tiruttani on Saturday. “While returning, the vehicle reached the foothills around 11.55 am. Hardly 100 m away from reaching the main road after completing the ghat section, the driver lost control of the vehicle. The bus hit a car, climbed over the side wall and rammed an auto coming from the opposite direction,” the investigation officer said. Auto driver Kumar (37) of the same locality died on the spot. Twenty, including the car driver, sustained injuries. Meanwhile, the bus driver fled the spot.