Gau­tham Menon in­jured

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

Film di­rec­tor Gau­tham Va­sudev Menon was in­jured in a road ac­ci­dent early on Thurs­day near Sem­manch­ery. Police said Mr. Menon was driv­ing his ve­hi­cle towards the city on Old Ma­ha­balipu­ram Road around 3.30 a.m. His car re­port­edly rammed a tip­per lorry that was tak­ing a U-turn near the Sem­manch­ery sig­nal.

The police said Mr. Menon may have dozed off at the wheel. The bon­net of the ve­hi­cle was com­pletely dam­aged. As airbags in­flated im­me­di­ately, Mr. Menon sus­tained only mi­nor in­juries. Passers-by alerted the police, who rushed to the spot. The police said the di­rec­tor went to a pri­vate hospi­tal and was dis­charged af­ter first aid. Mr. Menon gave an un­der­tak­ing that he was not will­ing to reg­is­ter a case. The police ruled out drunk driv­ing to be the cause of ac­ci­dent.

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