Coimbatore: Four women were injured on Tuesday when the police escort vehicle of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram hit an autorickshaw in which they were travelling near Koilpalayam, 25 km from Coimbatore, police said. Chidambaram was proceeding to Coimbatore airport after attending a function at Udumalpet in Tirupur District, when the incident occurred, police said.
The escort vehicle hit the autorickshaw with five passengers as it was turning into the main road from an adjacent road, and in the impact, the occupants were thrown out, the sources said.
The injured were treated as outpatients at a private hospital, police said, adding, the driver and another male passenger were unhurt, they said. Chidambaram was informed about the incident and after hearing that the passengers had suffered only minor injuries, he proceeded to the airport and left for Chennai, police said.