A Mylapore-based freelance photographer lost his life in an accident which took place at Luz Circle late on Wednesday night. Police said that the photographer was riding a bike and after dropping off a friend at Luz Circle, had turned into Kutchery Road when he was hit by a speeding van at this junction.
It is not clear from which wide the van was traveling. The driver of the van speed off soon after the bike was knocked down. The photographer did not survive the hit.
Local residents later said that since the CCTV cameras fitted at Luz Circle do not function the accident was not recorded.