2 Chennai cyclists caught speeding, killed in accident | Chennai News | News Bharat

CHENNAI: Two youths on a bike were speeding at 114 kmph and filming their ‘stunt’ when the vehicle skidded and crashed into the middle of 100 Ft Taramani Link Road on Wednesday, killing both. Police, who identified the cyclist as Praveen19, said he was a student who did not have a valid driving license while the rider had completed XII. class.
After an investigation, police said they were filming a video to post on Instagram. On Thursday, a 2.22-minute long video of the two speeding and ending up in an accident circulated on social media.
Police said Praveen, who is a freshman, and his friend, both residents of Taramani, had gone for a ride on 100 Ft Taramani Link Road. They planned to drive through OMR.
They were riding a sports bike, which can reach speeds of 130 kilometers per hour, and was bought by Praveen’s parents a few months ago, police said. Praveen wore a helmet with a small camera to record the event. “The recording started at a speed of 18 km/h. When the bike reached 114 km/h, they were under MRTS railway tracks in Taramana,” said a police officer.
At that moment, the driver of the oncoming minivan made a U-turn through the gap in the middle. Praveen, unable to control his vehicle at that speed, veered right into the center and on impact they were thrown away from the vehicle. They were taken to Royapettah Government Hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival. The Guindy’s traffic investigation the police registered the case.
Quoting witnesses, the investigating officer said that the helmet came off along with the camera Pravenn and fell some distance away. The video of the incident also shows people gathering around and calling for an ambulance and the arrival of the police.

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