CHENNAI: A 47-year-old woman and her son were mowed down by a private water lorry on Anna Salai on Tuesday afternoon when they were returning after distributing her daughter’s wedding invitations.
D Nirmala, 47, and her son D Mahesh, 26, residents of Chetpet, were returning home on motorcycle, when a water tanker knocked the duo near Spencer Plaza, killing both of them on the spot. Police said around 12 pm on Tuesday, Mahesh was riding his motorbike with his mother on the pillion.
The duo were heading home and on Anna Salai took a turn to reach GP Road, when the driver of a private water lorry coming from LIC side lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the bike and ran over them,” said the investigation officer. Lorry driver D Balachandran, 38, of Vayalamoor, tried to escape, but was nabbed by police. Nirmala and her husband Dakshnamoorthi have three children- Nagaraj, Hemamalini and Mahesh.