Two cars carrying nine league cricketers collided with each other and fell off a bridge in Namakkal district on Monday evening leaving one dead while others sustained injuries, according to The News Minute.
The 26-year-old TN league cricketer, identified as D Prabhakaran of Thanjavur, came to Namakkal district to play a match held as part of the Pongal festival. The players were returning to Paramathi Velur in two cars to stay in a hotel after the match when the unfortunate accident took place.
Reports in TNM suggest that the drivers were attempting to avoid hitting a woman who was crossing the Salem-Madurai highway. When the first car hit the brakes, the second one rammed into it from behind. The two cars then fell off the bridge.
Prabhakaran died on the spot while others sustained injuries. The injured were rushed to government hospitals in Salem and Erode.
The Nallur Kandampalayam police registered a case and further investigations were on.