Coimbatore: Five people were killed in separate road accidents in the past two days in the district.
In Sulur, 43-year-old P Ilangovan, a commercial inspector with Tangedco, was killed after a speeding truck hit his scooter near the L&T bypass-Pattanampudur road on Saturday night. Ilangovan suffered severe head injuries and died instantly. Police registered a case against truck driver Arockiyasamy.
In Annur, a 39-year-old truck driver, A Velmurugan, died after he lost the control of his vehicle and rammed it into a tree on Annur-Coimbatore road on Saturday. The Thiruvannamalai resident suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot. Annur police have registered a case.
In Kinathukadavu, K Kuppal, 65, was killed after a motorcycle rammed her while she was walking on the Coimbatore-Pollachi main road near Arasampalayam Pirivu on Saturday. The woman suffered severe head injuries and died on the way to the hospital. Kinathukadavu police registered a case.
In the fourth case, a 26-year-old private firm executive was killed after a truck hit his motorcycle on Pollachi-Valparai main road on Saturday. The deceased was identified as A Thirunavukarasu from Udumalpet in Tirupur. He suffered severe head injuries and died on the way to a hospital.
In Chettipalayam, a 63-year-old pedestrian was killed after an unknown vehicle hit him on Podanur-Chettipalayam road on Friday night. A Sundararajan, 63, from Star Avenue in Chettipalayam, was walking on the road when the vehicle hit him causing grievous injuries. His body was handed over to his family members after a postmortem.