4-yr-old boy crushed under sand-laden lorry near Chennai

By Nivedhika Krishnan Published on Jul 25, 2018 01:59 PM IST

Chennai:  A 4-year-old boy lost his life after getting caught under the wheels of a sand-laden lorry in Padur this morning.

The police identified the victim as Praveen Rithwik, son of Ravi and Padmini

This morning, his grandfather Thygarajan and mother Padmini took him to a nearby play school on a motorcycle.

"Thyagarajan lost balance of the two-wheeler while turning a blind corner, and the trio fell from the vehicle," the police said.

A sand-laden lorry, coming from behind, inadvertently rode on the boy and crushed him to death on the spot. The other two suffered minor injuries. The boy's body was taken to the Chengalpattu Government Hospital for post-mortem.

The Kelambakkam police have registered a case and a search is on to trace the heavy vehicle driver, who fled the scene soon after the accident.