The deceased have been identified as Praveen (19) and Hari (17) and had gone on a ride in the OMR on November 29.
Two teenagers in Taramani, Chennai died on Tuesday, November 29, after they lost control of their bike while traveling at a speed of 114 km per hour and swerved into the middle of the road to avoid hitting a minivan. A camera attached to the driver’s helmet captured video of their crash into the median and shared it widely on social media on Thursday, December 1. The dead persons have been identified as Praveen (19) and Hari (17), who had gone for a ride on the 100-metre road in Taramana. Praveen was in his first year of college while Hari had completed his 12th standard and was waiting for college admission.
According to The New Indian Express, the duo planned a ride with OMR and caught it on camera. The 2-minute video shows the young men crashing into the median 20 seconds into the footage, while the rest shows people gathering around the crash site and calling for an ambulance. The video also showed how the police arrived at the scene. According to the police, the duo was riding a sports bike that can accelerate up to 130 km/h.
A report by New Indian Express mentioned that Praveen’s parents bought the bike a few months ago and he did not have a driving license yet. Praveen drove the bike while Hari drove the pillion. Police said the bike’s speed at the start of the recording was 18 km/h and when it reached 114 km/h, they were on the elevated railway line near Taramana. At that moment, a minivan from the opposite direction made a U-turn through the opening in the carriageway. Praveen hit the median to avoid hitting the minivan and both were thrown from the bike. Praveen and Hari were taken to Royapettah Government Hospital where they were declared brought dead on arrival. The Guindy traffic police have registered a case.
Two youths, in their late teens, died in a bike accident in OMR, Chennai on November 29 after they were speeding. They recorded a video of their speeding, which also covered their fatal accident. pic.twitter.com/uQ9Kdu5grf
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