A young woman died after a banner erected on a median fell on her yesterday near Pallikaranai in Velacheri. Subhasri Ravi, an M Tech graduate who was working in an IT company in Perungudi was riding on 200-feet Radial stretch along the Thoraipakkam-Pallavaram in Pallikaranai, when a hoarding erected on the road’s divider fell on her.
Subhasri lost her balance and as the bike veered off, she fell on the middle of the road. The driver of a water tanker lorry that had been coming from behind tried to apply brake, but it rammed into her. Though she was rushed to hospital, she died within an hour. Subhashri was reportedly returning home from her office. She had also written an exam to pursue her higher studies in Canada. Police personnel of St Thomas Mount Traffic Investigation Wing sent her body for postmortem to Chrompet Government Hospital.
The hoardings had been erected on either sides of the road and on the divider by former AIADMK Councillor and Kancheepuram East MGR Mandram Assistant Secretary S Jayagopal to announce his son’s wedding.