A freak accident in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu involved a cyclist whose neck was entangled with the rope of an oncoming truck. The incident was recorded by cameras in the area and the cyclist escaped with minor injuries.
Thoothukudi,UPDATED: December 15, 2022 09:48 IST
CCTV screen recordings of the accident.
Author: Pramod Madhav: A freak accident took place in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi where the rope of a truck wrapped around the neck of a cyclist, throwing him into the air. The entire incident was captured by a nearby CCTV camera. The rider miraculously escaped with minor injuries.
The rider, identified as Muthu of Srivaikuntam village in Thoothukudi district, was on his way to work. While crossing the Eral region, he suddenly fell off his bike and fell to the ground.
Immediately, Muthuri was helped by those nearby who saw him fall to the ground. It took him a couple of minutes to come back to his senses and how he fell.
When they analyzed the CCTV footage of the area, they found the cause of the accident. When Muthu Eral was crossing the area, at the exact moment a truck carrying fertilizers was coming from the opposite end. He snapped a rope harness that was attached to the load the truck was carrying and wrapped it around Muthu’s neck, pulling him off the bike.
Muthu was thrown into the air and then fell to the ground. People who were standing nearby and saw what happened went to Muthu’s aid and made sure that his neck was not tangled in the ropes.
Fortunately, Muthu escaped with minor injuries. The police has launched an investigation into the case.