Chennai: Man mowed down, 9 others injured as drunk youth rams Porsche into 12 parked auto-rickshaws

Chennai, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 September 2016, 03:57 PM
Drunk youth rams Porsche car into 12 auto rickshaws in Chennai
Drunk youth rams Porsche car into 12 auto rickshaws in Chennai

A Porsche car driven be a law student, who was allegedly drunk, rammed into as many as 12 auto rickshaws in Chennai on early Monday morning, leaving one dead and others injured, reports said.

Police have arrested 22-year-old Vikas Vijayanand. A dozen auto rickshaws were parked in a row on the city's Cathedral Road. The auto-rickshaw driver, who was killed in the mishap, has been identified as Arumugam.

The blue Porsche was completely smashed and the auto-rickshaws were damaged in the accident. "The student Vikas Vijayanand was drunk while driving. We are investigating," a police officer was quoted as saying.

"I heard a screeching noise of brakes...that's all. My chest was hurting and I went blank. I realized what had happened only when the police came... they only helped the car driver and took him away," said Sundar, one of the drivers who witnessed the accident and was also injured.

"An ambulance came for us only after twenty minutes," he added.

First Published: Monday, September 19, 2016 10:45 AM

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