Several accidents have been reported from a section of the Medavakkam Main Road that stretches from St. Thomas Mount station to Medavakkam Koot Road. Last week, an 11-year-old boy riding a cycle died on the spot after being hit by a water lorry.
As per records available with the Chennai Traffic Police, it was one of 47 accidents to have occurred in 2015 on this stretch. Six of them were fatal.
In 2013 and 2014, there were 87 accidents each on this stretch with 15 fatalities recorded in both the years. Residents said most of the fatal accidents were caused by speeding heavy vehicles.