A bus (TNSTC) proceeding towards Pudukottai from Andhiyur in Erode district collided head-on with the motorcycle in which the three persons, Sibicharavarthy, 48, from Chozhan Nagar in Woraiyur in Trichy , M Moorthy, 35, and A Kumaran, 42 both from Murungapettai , While Chakravarthi was riding the motorcycle, the other two were riding pillion. The victims, who were not wearing helmets were going to Mutharasanallur.
Chakravarthy was killed on the spot while the others were declared brought dead at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial government hospital (MGMGH). The impact of the accident was so gruesome that Chakravarthy’s head got severed by a broken sharp steel object from the bus, while the bike got trapped beneath the bus.
The narrow stretch and curves along the Karur bypass road sound a death-knell to motorists for a long time now. Few hours after the fatal accident, one more road accident took place in which a mini passenger van and a two-wheeler collided with each other leaving four people injured. In most of the cases, the speed and the lack of space to negotiate caused the fatal accidents along the stretch.