Woman commuter injured in accident caused by AIADMK flagpole

Woman commuter injured in accident caused by AIADMK flagpole

Ayoung woman commuter on a two-wheeler was badly injured on Monday in Coimbatore when she tried to dodge a leaning AIADMK flag pole, fell on the road, and her legs were run over by a truck.

A series of flag poles had been erected at the spot for the wedding of an AIADMK functionary, Swami Bomivardhan.

Rajeshwari, 31, was driving to work when she noticed the flag pole, braked and skidded, her uncle Sivan said.

Only months ago, another young woman, 23-year-old Subhashree, was killed in Chennai when she was thrown off her scooter by a falling illegal hoarding, and then hit by a water tanker.The hoarding was reportedly erected for the wedding of an AIADMK functionary's son.

In the Coimbatore incident, Rajeshwari suffered serious injuries to both legs, including a heavy fracture.